Barbara helped me dramatically deepen my understanding of myself, while guiding me to strengthen my connection to my partner. I am forever grateful for the work we did together.
Barbara brought a beautiful mixture of human compassion, clear insight, and gentle guidance to her work with us as a couple – all the while empowering us to trust in our own wisdom. Each session with her was a gift for us, one that keeps on giving. Two years later, we still talk about our learnings and growth from the time we spent working with Barbara.
Owen & Lily G.
Years later, I still apply the life lessons Barbara taught me and pass her wisdom on to friends who are in need of healing. Barbara looks at the whole person, finds the goodness and brings it to the spotlight.
Barbara helped transform my life from a place of fear to a place of confidence. Working with Barbara is one of the best choices I ever made.
So many transformations came about as a result of my work with Barbara. major shifts and improvements in my personal life. My primary relationship also improved through the work we did together, and we are now happily married with two children. I revisit what she taught me to this day
Barbara really pulled me out of a dark, deep, hole. I was able to go out more, interact with people, go shopping etc. After seeing Barbara for a while, I ended up getting a full-time job, getting married, and having a son! Thank you so much for all of your help! If you aren't working with Barbara, you're doing it wrong!
Who is Barbara Heffernan?
Barbara is an expert in helping people transform their lives into ones they actually want to be living! She is a life coach, a psychotherapist, a Buddhist, and a mindfulness meditation instructor. She is also an entrepreneur, the founder and owner of Mindful Psychotherapy, a psychotherapy practice that specializes in life transitions, anxiety and trauma. She created a new brand, Awaken Joy, to bring her work online. Barbara envisions a world where psychotherapy tools, emotional intelligence skills, meditation training and healing modalities are accessible to all who need it. She has an extensive collection of informative and educational YouTube videos, and a free, private Facebook group called Awaken Joy: Empower Your Life, which focuses on the four pillars of joy. Barbara holds a BA from Yale University, an MBA from Columbia University and an MSW from Southern Connecticut State University. Her first career was in finance, working in Mergers and Acquisitions for 16 years, primarily for Salomon Brothers and Merrill Lynch. She has three young adult children, four young adult stepchildren, one English sheepdog and a very rotund orange cat named Zucca, which is Italian for pumpkin. She deeply understands the challenges facing professionals in the corporate and financial worlds, who are trying to balance self-care, personal relationships and work. Her mission is to live a sane and joyful life, while helping others do the same.