Barbara Kline is a licensed, certified, clinical social worker (LCSW-C) in the state of Maryland. Barbara has a keen interest in mind/body medicine and specializes in working with clients suffering from chronic (non-cancerous) pain syndromes including back, neck, & shoulder pain; fibromyalgia, and other musculoskeletal disorders.
Barbara holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Shepherd University and a master's of social work degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore. In addition, she has participated in several national training seminars on mind/body therapies, and utilizes an eclectic approach including cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as relational, behavioral, psychodynamic, and insight-oriented therapies
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Research shows that millions of people have suffered physical illness due to life stresses they don't fully recognize or understand. The good news is that we can uncover these hidden stresses and give you the power to end the pain. In 1994, Barbara cured her own chronic back pain using Dr. John Sarno's book Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection and has since helped others overcome a broad range of chronic pain problems.
Barbara helps clients accomplish this by exploring three areas: long-term effects of stress originating in childhood, current stresses, and conflicts brought on by personality traits, such as low self-esteem or the need to be perfect and good. Ending physical pain comes through understanding and overcoming emotional stress you may not fully recognize right now. Barbara's own personal experience with chronic pain provides valuable perspective as she guides her clients on the pathway to healing.
For some people, working with Dr. John Sarno's books is enough to overcome symptoms. But often feelings are too deeply buried to uncover with a book alone. A therapist can help you see the links between repressed emotions and physical symptoms. Using an eclectic approach best suited to individual clients, Barbara helps give clients the tools they need to heal themselves and become pain free. They learn how to heal the pain; not just manage it.
Ann Arbor Michigan: March 28 2009, TMS: Recent Developments and Clinical Practice
Los Angeles, CA: March 27-28, 2010, Mind-Body Conference
New York, NY: October 6, 2012, When Stress Causes Pain: Innovative Treatment for Psychophysiologic Disorders