Grace Counseling Center

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Barbara G. Backes, M.S., LPC, P.A., graduated in 1988 from St Cloud State University with a Master of Science Degree, double majoring in counseling psychology and industrial organizational psychology for career, business and vocational rehabilitation.  She also holds a minor degree in Gerontology.


Barbara spent 5 years under the direct instruction of nationally known marriage counselor, Dr. Willard F. Harley Jr., author of numerous books, including His Needs Her Needs & Your Love and Marriage.


Barbara has extensive training in treating trauma, PTSD and Acute Stress Disorders.  Barbara has been certified and trained as an EMDR Trauma Specialist.