LifeStone is thankful to partner with Rebecca Osborne, MA, LPC of Christian Counselors Collaborative and Kierstin Barker, MS. Rebecca and Kierstin hold counseling sessions at our South Side campus.

To request an appointment please contact Christian Counselors Collaborative at 855-222-2575.

 

  Rebecca Osborne, MA, LPC

Rebecca Osborne, MA, LPC

Education:
Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from Southeastern University in April of 2007. I immediately went on to study at Waynesburg University where I graduated in 2009 with a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling Psychology.

Professional Experience:
I have worked full time as a therapist in a variety of settings with a wide range of clients. My experience includes in home therapy with children, adolescents, and families (BHRS) who have been diagnosed with serious emotional disturbances, outpatient therapy, and case management services. 

Areas of Practice : 

  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Family conflict/Parenting challenges
  • Eating disorders 
  • Social anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder
  • ADHD and Autism
  • Grief counseling 
  • Gambling addiction

I work with individuals of all ages and am equipped to address a spectrum of emotional and behavioral concerns. My approach to treatment is rooted in Family Systems Theory, which encourages people to think of issues (e.g. marital conflict, addiction, adolescent defiance, difficult relationships, loneliness, etc.) in terms of a multigenerational family or a “system.” This approach encourages people to move away from blaming others and towards individual responsibility.

In addition to Family Systems Theory, I often refer to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help individuals focus on exploring relationships among their thoughts, feelings and behaviors. During therapy, we will actively engage to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and how they may be causing self-destructive patterns and beliefs.

Personal Passion:
I have seen over the years that many of my patients are grateful that I not only have experience in a classroom and with other clients, but that my life experiences make me a better fit for their overall treatment. Many clients come to me because I am a follower of Christ and share their faith, or because I am a wife and mother to two small children. Other's come because of a personal recommendation from a trusted friend. I am blessed to be a part of the Christian Counselors Collaborative and share their vision for serving those who are hurting and in need. 

No matter how you end up in my office, my commitment is to provide a place where you can find healing and hope to overcome life's challenges.

   Kierstin Barker, MS

Kierstin Barker, MS

Education:
I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Westminster College in May of 2016. I immediately went on to study at Chatham University where I graduated in 2018 with a Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling Psychology. I am currently working towards becoming an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor).

Professional Experience:
I have previously worked as a counseling intern with a wide range of clients at Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry, a non-for-profit community counseling center in the North Hills. I have also worked in an in-home therapy setting with children, adolescents, and families (BHRS) who have been diagnosed with ADHD, autism, and emotional disturbances. I have worked with couples, families, individuals, and children. I have also helped co-facilitate different types of therapy groups such as a women’s self-care group and a bereavement group for elderly widows. 

Areas of Practice : 

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family conflict/Parenting challenges
  • ADHD and Autism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Grief counseling

My theoretical orientation involves a cognitive behavioral and person-centered perspective while also incorporating mindfulness techniques where appropriate. This means assessing in therapy how someone’s thoughts and emotions can affect their behaviors and how this may be causing self-destructive patterns. It is also important to me to have a collaborative relationship with all of my clients and deciding alongside the client how to best approach the therapeutic process. In addressing these patterns, I incorporate mindfulness techniques into the therapy process. The practice of mindfulness allows someone to learn how to cope with their emotions and thoughts in a healthy way by learning how to completely be in the present moment.

Personal Passion:
It has always been my passion to help others. I understand how the counseling process can at first be intimidating and full of unknowns. However, I have full confidence in this process and hope that I can give you a safe space to heal and grow. I am grateful to be a part of the Christian Counselors Collaborative vision to help those that need it. I welcome any questions you may have.  My job as a therapist is to not tell you what to do or how to live, but to help lead you through the process of healing in therapy and to give you the tools to overcome whatever obstacles you may face.