testimonials

As an educator, Barbara’s many gifts include her special talent for teaching to multiple intelligences...Barbara’s success with motivating and inspiring people to empower themselves to do their best, I feel, comes from her belief that each student has something unique to offer... Barbara has a palpable sense of joy in sharing her students’ successes, and yet always lays the accomplishments squarely in the laps of her students, to whom she gives full credit for accomplishing things they might not have known they were capable of.As someone whose depth of experience ranges from public (middle and high) school teacher to high-level administrator in the field of special education, Barbara’s diverse expertise enabled our son to achieve a stellar academic first report card, and, equally important, to successfully integrate socially...

Loren Segan, Parent of client
Thank you beyond words for all that you have helped S. with this year. I can not stop singing your praises! You truly are a 'child whisperer.' The stress that has been lifted from our family regarding the 'homework question' is awe inspiring. You are a calming force in a turbulent sea and we really appreciate all that you do for our family. With love and gratitude, C.

(Mom of 15 year old High School Freshman)
Barbara is a delight to work with! She is kind, generous and very understanding. She can make light of a bad situation and is also quite hilarious and leaves me laughing every time I have a session with her. I would definitely recommend her to anybody.

Parker Gibson, 25 year-old client
Barbara Lipscomb is powerfully insightful. She is also playful, funny, and has a soft touch. Working with her doesn't feel like 'work'. It feels like a conversation between compatible equals gaining perspective and understanding, together. Barbara listens wisely, and helps her clients understand themselves so they can proceed with their lives prepared, not just for what's 'out there', but for what's inside.

J.W., Adult client
I worked with Barbara for seven months while I was in a transition after being laid off from my job as a social worker. She helped me get a regular routine established and educated me about ADD and it's effects on my challenges to get and stay organized. Having three children, I have difficulty keeping our house in order, and with Barbara's support and guidance, I was able to accomplish a large project I had been putting off. Barbara is a kind, supportive, voice of reason. She not only offers practical suggestions, she offers a philosophical approach to look at the big picture of how to find a full life. I have been using the tools I learned from her and plan on having 'tune ups' when I need direction in the future.

Debbie Pine, Adult Client
With keen insight and characteristic sensitivity, Barbara assessed our twelve-year-old’s abilities and encouraged him to utilize his strengths while helping him to learn new foundational tools to fulfill the demands (in all subjects) of his Seventh Grade curriculum. This has been especially effective with his writing, as Barbara’s techniques have allowed our son to fully express himself in written form (creative as well as expository) in a way that up until the time he began working with her had eluded him (including with two previous Language Arts tutors).  In a comparatively short time, our son wasn’t afraid or intimidated by writing assignments any longer, and was even able to tackle timed writing tests in class, with outstanding results.

Parent of 12-year old client
Thank you so much for your help with everything this year, it hasn't been an easy one but it had a great ending.

(14 year old High School Freshman)
As the father of a client, I can't accurately measure how much Barbara has helped my family. I can only say that she has made a profound positive difference, and that I'm grateful beyond words.

Roderick Spencer, parent of client
Barbara has had a huge impact on our family.   She has helped our daughter get clear on her goals and helped her break down these goals into manageable steps.  Prior to this she was feeling confused, frozen and overwhelmed.   My husband and I had started to feel very ineffective.  It's been helpful to have someone outside our family dynamic help clarify what we all want and to establish a more straight forward way for the three of us to communicate.   We have seen our daughter flower and be more self confident in the few months she has been working with Barbara.   I would highly recommend her work.

Nancy Park, parent of 25-year-old client
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