Barbara Bird, MFT

Barbara Bird, MFT

305 Los Gatos Saratoga Rd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
(408) 827-9662
barbarabirdlmft@yahoo.com
Contact by phone or email
Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Marriage and Family Therapist, Eating Disorder Certificate

Board Certified:  Board of Behavioral Sciences

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 2-5 years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 1-5

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: BS San Jose State, MA Santa Clara University, MFT Licensed, Eating Disorder Certificate with training in sandplay, alcohol and drug treatment, co-dependency, DBT skills, art/play therapy

TREATMENT PHILOSOPHY:

I work with stressed moms and dads to be the parents they always wanted to be. I work with their kids and teens as they move into healthier choices. I work with individuals in emotional pain in relationships. I also work with people who others say have issues with food. We work together towards solutions.

I think it is possible to recover from an eating disorder and define recovery as living a healthy lifestyle with 3 meals and 2 snacks daily, plus moderate exercise, seeing a therapist weekly, taking meds as prescribed, attending family therapy as needed, with a solid family and friend support network. Able to meet personal goals of career, family and health, with an enriching quality of life.

LANGUAGES: English only

POPULATIONS SERVED: Adolescents, Adults, Athletes, Children, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Co-Morbidity, Compulsive Exercise, Dissociative Disorders, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight

TREATMENT APPROACHESArt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Support Groups

TREATMENT SETTINGS: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Day Treatment

FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance – ComPsych, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, MHN, PPO out of network provider. If you are covered by “Provider out of the network” in a PPO, will bill on behalf of patient.