Help for the Journey

Life can be hard. I’m here to help.
Whether you are dealing with past hurts, trauma, insecurities, depression or anxiety, I believe EMDR therapy can help.
Why do I believe it can help? Because it helped me.


My Story

I Struggled with Depression and Anxiety from Trauma
As a 9 year old, I had a major trauma which resulted in becoming legally blind in my left eye. From the incident, I developed major depression and anxiety issues. I believed and felt that I was guilty for my eye injury. Furthermore, I believed and felt that I was not good enough and even worthless. This all followed me into adulthood. I struggled with it for years. I probably became a therapist because of my experiences. I attended a therapist training on a therapy called EMDR. As it would happen, I was volunteered to be a demonstration on EMDR. The trainer performed the EMDR therapy with me on my traumatic eye incident. The relief I received was incredible and my emotional responses to negative incidences have been greatly improved. The best part is it has been permanent. That incredible experience, is the reason I primarily promote EMDR therapy for my clients.


Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy

This therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms.

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PolyVagal Informed Therapy

This therapy focuses on the role of the autonomic nervous system, especially the vagus nerve, in our health and behavior.

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About Me

John R Barnhart, MA, LPC

John is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts from Houston Baptist University. He has been married to his lovely wife Sheri since 1987 and they have 3 children together. Prior to becoming an LPC in 2007, John was a combustion turbine engineer and project manager for Westinghouse and Siemens. He enjoys fishing and traveling with his family.


  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Optum

  • United Healthcare

  • Aetna


  • Individual 60-minute Session: $125

  • Initial 15-minute Phone Session: $0

Online Payments Accepted

I help people with their struggles by identifying and resolving negative experiences and traumas from their pasts. The therapy I most commonly use is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR works by enabling the client to fully process negative/disturbing life events. Disturbing life events and emotions related to them can create a block that prevents a person from processing and healing from those events. When those events are fully processed, the associated emotions dissipate, and the client can put the event in a perspective that promotes self-healing. EMDR facilitates that processing.

Research demonstrates that EMDR is an effective therapy for resolving client challenges including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression and bipolar

  • Trauma

  • Negative Life Experiences

  • Grief and Loss

  • Performance Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Sexual Assault

  • Substance Abuse and Addiction

  • Violence and Abuse



I was excited to learn that EDMR therapy was available in my area. John Barnhart helped me heal from the effects of childhood trauma and address current relationship and life issues more effectively. I highly recommend him. Make an appointment today. You won’t regret it!