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Barry's Background

Barry McAnulty MSW, LSCSW, LCSW has been in the helping profession for over 25 years. Barry has logged over 55,000 clinical face-to-face hours during his professional career. He has extensive inpatient psychiatric hospital experience; consulted 15 years at one of Missouri's largest private youth homes; and has worked closely with schools, psychiatrists, pediatricians/primary care doctors, dieticians, psychologists, nurses, and other professionals in the helping profession to maximize patient care. Barry's caseload consists of approximately 60% working with children, teens, and families while 40% consists of working with adults. Barry offers assessment, evaluation and treatment for the issues within his specialties. 

Barry's Specialties: 


Children & Teens(ages 7-17)

  • Anxiety/Depression/ADHD

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder/Phobias/Tourettes

  • Oppositional Defiant

  • Self-esteem/confidence

  • Self-harm(cutting)

  • Grief reactions/Post-divorce*

  • Disruptive behaviors in/out of home/classroom

  • Peer relationship conflicts

  • Social and communication skills

  • Anger and stress management

  • Family/Parental conflict

*Barry does not see children in therapy when custody/visitation matters are emotionally-based                    and potential litigation is imminent. Please seek a forensic psychologist for such matters.    


Adults(ages 18-65)

  • Depression, ADHD, Anxiety and Phobias

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Anger and Stress management

  • Marital/couple/relationship therapy

  • Substance Abuse/Co-Dependency

  • Grief/loss/divorce recovery

  • Parenting psychoeducation 


Life Consultant(ages 13-65)

  • Relationships

  • Career

  • Positive thinking

  • All aspects of one's life impacting the life journey 

Barry's Therapeutic Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT)

  • Solution-Focused 

  • Bowen Family Systems

  • Rational Therapy

  • Reality Therapy

  • Communication Therapy

  • Client-Centered

  • Expressive Play Therapy

  • Expressive Drawing

  • Satir Therapy 

  • 12-Step Recovery Model

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy

  • Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(MCBT)

  • Immersion Therapy

  • Gottman Therapy Processes

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


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