Carla Barnes LPC, PLLC and Associates 

Be on the look out for more therapists joining the practice in Fall 2021!

Carla Barnes LPC, Owner and Clinical Therapist

With a Bachelors Degree of Art in Psychology from Southwest Texas State University in 1999, and a Masters Degree of Science in Counseling from the University of Memphis in 2003, my education has prepared me to pursue my passion and gift of helping others. 

For 16 years, I've worked in the field of counseling with experience as a crisis, career, and professional school counselor.

So who am I really? I am a wife and mother of three, ages ranging from 11 to 20. A volunteer at my church, friend, and survivor of many of life's challenges. I am my own person, who loves nature, reading, water, football, fantasy football (I will win!), binge watching T.V., and Netflix.


I am a loving, accepting, and kind person who wants to value clients for who they are. I want to partner with you and your family to identify goals and areas of change so that all can live a fulfilling life according to their purpose. 


You and your family are invited to share your story with me in a safe, caring, and confidential environment where you are allowed the freedom to explore your own thoughts, choices, and beliefs.

Michelle Flores LPC, Clinical Therapist

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), and a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT). I value the therapeutic relationship and will be a non-judgmental and compassionate witness as I get to know you as a person. Together, we can explore your day-to-day life, past history, patterns of thoughts and behaviors, and relationship dynamics.

I use a variety of mental health methodologies to fit each person’s therapeutic intentions. I commonly draw on psychoeducation, mindfulness skills that foster awareness and curiosity, bottom up approaches such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) and dance/movement therapy (DMT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to strengthen a values-based, authentic life.

Collaboratively and compassionately, we can process, work on, and let go of low self-esteem, self-sabotaging thoughts, insecurities, anger, family conflict, life transitions, anxiety, feelings from the past, maladaptive patterns, and limiting beliefs, and instead feel a sense of autonomy in guiding your life. In working together, with some amount of kindness towards yourself, you can re-connect to trusting your inner wisdom, knowledge, and guidance to live a purposeful and fulfilled life. 

Some of my favorite things are having work/life balance, reading while drinking a hot cup of tea, nature walks, and traveling. I have been an avid reader since I was 5 years old, my favorite tea is chai, and the next country I would love to visit is Thailand.