Barbara Kaufman, Psychologist in Ellicott City
People come to therapy for so many reasons: Depression,anger,anxiety,low-self esteem, career and life transitions, loss, relationship dissatisfaction/divorce, health crisis/ trauma, abuse or addiction, mortality awareness, personal growth. They share a call from within asking us to pay attention. I am a trained compassionate guide facilitating the connection with ones inner wisdom, to inform the right way forward toward greater emotional fulfillment in work, play and love. "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." Eliot
Relationship Specialist: Coupling and Uncoupling Well*** Couples/Marital Counseling** connection, communication, shared meaning, productive conversations, working out differences and injuries. Separation/divorce** A time of heightened vulnerability and emotional growth. Creating new possibilites of fulfullment for individuals/families. (divorce coach collaborative practice) Singles Coaching- Single Life Enjoyment, searching for partner.
33 years experience includes; University Psychology Instructor, College Counseling Centers, Health Maintenance Organization, Veterans Administration Hospital, Community Mental Health, Private Practice. My intention is to actively engage, deeply listen, and be authentically present and open. I am committed to my own personal growth, self-care,and continuing education/research base.
Call or Email Barbara Kaufman for a free phone consultation now - (301) 327-4846


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Rutgers University
  • Year Graduated: 1985
  • License No. and State: 02342 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
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Barbara Kaufman's Groups

Wisdom at Midlife: Personal Growth Group

"One cannot live the afternoon of one's life in the way of the morning." C. Jung Midlife is a time to become ourselves as fully as we are able to within the limits imposed on us. It is a time of inventory taking and re-definition. At mid-life we begin to seriously address the question: "And did you get what you wanted from this life even so.?" (R. Carver. This group will serve as a guide and support with the developmental imperatives common to this age.

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Divorce Support Group: Bridge to Personal Growth

Uncoupling is stressful, disorganizing, painful and unsettling. It is a time of heightened vulnerability and subsequently a time we are most likely to grow emotionally. This group assists in understanding the process, knowing what to expect, and feeling more normal by sharing with others also going through divorce. This can help to successfully bridge the end of one stage of personal life to the beginning of another.

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce
  • Depression


  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Singles Coaching
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Jungian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2016
Barbara Kaufman, Psychologist in Ellicott City

Barbara Kaufman