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About James Barbee, MSW, LCSW

James has a wide variety of experience working as a therapist in diverse settings since 1993, providing cognitive behavioral therapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Having served in the Army, he knows that military families have unique stressors and challenges that he is equipped to help you through. Whether working with children or adults, James works hard to help individuals build on their unique strengths & better understand their symptoms to develop more effective skills in managing or eliminating their symptoms. He often educates patients about improved communication skills, relaxation skills, conflict management, and stress reduction techniques. His therapeutic style is best described as an engaging, down-to-earth approach in which he works hard to provide interventions that are practical and useful to your unique needs and situation.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • Family / Parenting Therapy
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Parent/Child Concerns
  • OCD
  • Pain Disorder
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Personality Disorder
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sex / Pornography Addiction
  • PTSD - Single Incident/Shock
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Education & Certifications

– Master of Science Social Work from the University of Tennessee
– Bachelor of Science Human Ecology, Child & Family Studies, and Minor in Child Development from the University of Tennessee

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July 26, 2021

He's always attentive to my moods and picks up on what I may not be aware of


July 21, 2021

Flexibility in scheduling and good customer care


July 21, 2021

Mr. Barbee is wonderful with our son. Thanks for all that you do to help him.


June 22, 2021

Jim is compassionate, understanding and kind.


June 18, 2021

He was very understanding about our situation and made us feel comfortable. My grandson and I liked him very much and that s important to me.


June 18, 2021

Wonderful therapist. Glad my son finally has someone he is comfortable talking with about his situation. Thanks for all that you do ==M


June 16, 2021

James is very involved in my son s journey, even after their meetings. He will often suggests ways to help, this is not something a lot of therapists will do.


June 3, 2021

my grandson loves going to see Mr. Barbee


May 28, 2021

When my granddaughter comes out and thanks me for bringing her, it is all worth it.


May 7, 2021

Jim has been my son s therapist in the last few months. He is very attentive, very professional, kind, friendly, and generous with his time. He is responding to my texts and questions whenever I need him.


May 6, 2021

I had already heard wonderful things about Mr. Barbee from a client of his. All the things were right! He is a wonderful counselor. My boys absolutely love Mr. Barbee, they connected with him immediately.


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May 3, 2021

James Barbee is a fantastic therapist. He is knowledgeable, has helpful therapeutic suggestions, and is a great listener. I would recommend Mr. Barbee to any of my friends.


April 28, 2021

He has been the only one to get my daughter to open up and share things


April 23, 2021

James Barbee is excellent.


April 12, 2021

Jim has been very helpful to us on these heavy days. He guides us and refers us to other professionals to assist us to help put our son back on track. He ll answer my texts even if they are past work time and I m very thankful for that!


March 29, 2021

Dr. Barbee is great!


March 12, 2021

Mr. Barbee was very easy to communicate with.


February 10, 2021

I loved watching my grandson going in to talk and open up. Great experience!


February 9, 2021

James is very patient and creative with my daughter who is quite a complex case


January 25, 2021

Although I am the guardian of the patient, I have been extremely satisfied with Mr. Barbee and Dr. Mackey. They are always available to answer any questions and discuss any concerns I may have regarding my niece s care. I have already referred 2-3 young people I know.


January 21, 2021

Mr. Jim has helped my son so much. He is such a loving and caring person. I highly recommend Mr. Jim to everyone in need of a therapist.


January 18, 2021

Jim always makes me feel comfortable and he is easy to open up to.


December 22, 2020

Mr Barbee takes alot of time with Christian an has earned his trust. He got Christian to open up and tell him how he really feels


December 11, 2020

James is a knowledgeable and supportive therapist.

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.