Barton Biggs, M.A., Ed.S., Resident in Counseling

Barton Biggs


Email: Phone: 540-246-9731


I have extensive experience working with traditional and non-traditional populations, including college students, couples and families. I take a client-centered approach to my work, and place high priority on building a genuine and accepting counseling relationship. I particularly enjoy helping clients to build insight and explore authenticity and meaning, and I have developed my theoretical orientation by drawing on existentialist and attachment-oriented counseling traditions. In practice, I often engage in insight-oriented and psycho-educational dialogue with clients, and also employ techniques associated with narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive and behavioral therapies such as DBT.
I have particular experience working with individuals encountering issues with substance use and addiction, disordered eating, trauma, and grief. I also have a strong interest in working with clients struggling with issues involving efficacy, safety, side-effects, and other problems regarding psychotropic/psychiatric medication.

Summary Of Certifications

2015, Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, James Madison University

2015, Educational Specialist in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, James Madison University


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