I have over 20 years of experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. Whether you are having a crisis, struggling with a mental health diagnosis, need emotional support or want to have a better understanding of yourself and your relationships, I will help you determine how to deal with these issues. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, outpatient services, school settings, victims of crime, and the department of defense. I have extensive experience with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in the areas of crisis intervention, addiction, mood disorders, and parenting issues.
My approach is positive, affirming, and nurturing. I utilize a variety of techniques depending on the needs of the clients I will develop a treatment plan that is individual to them. I work primarily from both the cognitive/behavioral perspective and the family systems frame of reference.
I have mentored and provided clinical supervision to fellow therapist and therapy interns for over 10 years.My specializations include working with difficult adolescents, couples therapy, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety and stress, women issues, family conflict/parenting issues, student issues, victims of crime.
Call or Email Katie Barr for a free phone consultation now - (760) 354-8931


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: UCSD and San Diego State University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: LCS20913 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Alliance
  • First Choice Health
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Multiplan
  • TriWest
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Mood Disorders
  • Substance Abuse
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders


  • Gay Issues

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013