Christopher Newport University
New York University Silver School of Social Work, MSW
Training & Certifications
Building Core Mindfulness Skills – National Association of Social Work
Comorbidity and Eating Disorder Training – Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
NYU: Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention
NYU: Evidence Based Practice
RYT 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor
New York State License Number: 100708
Rosie Barton, LMSW
Brooklyn Heights / Midtown
“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” —Brene Brown
Disordered Eating and Body Image
What I Do
I became a therapist because I know and have experienced the healing power of vulnerability. As humans, we often want to hide the parts of us that we think make us imperfect, but that only further intensifies feelings of shame and inadequacy. The only way out of these chronic negative feelings is to open up about them and explore them, perhaps for the first time in your life. I’m here to support you and guide you through this process.
How I Help
My approach to therapy is relational and psychodynamic, which in non-therapy lingo means that I help you figure out how your relationships, past and present, play a role in your daily life and influence your feelings about yourself. Through our work together, I aim to help you experience a greater sense of inner peace and self-compassion, while also connecting to those around you.
I also use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques to help you change persistent negative thoughts and beliefs about yourself. No one should have to suffer through chronic anxiety or low mood. I believe that there is so much more to life than constant thoughts about weight and shape, perfectionism, or unworthiness. My overall goes is to help you figure out what makes your life worth living so that you can experience a greater sense of personal meaning day to day.
More About Me
I’m one of those fabled ‘morning people’ with a daily habit of journaling first thing when I wake up. I love New York City and can’t imagine ever living anywhere else. As a testament to this, I accept the fact that my kitchen sink is so tiny that I have to wash my big pots and pans in my bathtub! Despite this, you’ll still find me cooking most nights and even eating on my balcony (aka: fire escape) during the warmer months. I spend as much time as possible outside and love being anywhere near the water.