Because you matter.

I hold a B.A. in English Literature from University of Virginia (1991) and an M.S. in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University (1993).  I am licensed to practice therapy in the state of North Carolina, and abide by the laws and ethical practices of my state.  In 2023, I will be celebrating 10 years in private practice!

I offer individual counseling (ages 8-adult), couples counseling, and family therapy in a comfortable, peaceful outpatient setting.


Areas of specialty include:


  • Life transitions such as divorce or death of loved one
  • Level 2 Training in Gottman Method for Couples
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parent coaching
  • Issues of highly gifted and talented
  • Autism Spectrum 
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Listening and communication skills
  • Relationship repair and recovery
  • Advocacy
  • Size-inclusive approach

Monday-Thursday by appointment

Please note that I follow Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools inclement weather and holiday schedules



​Payment is due at the time of service.  Depending on need, there is a sliding fee scale for people paying out of pocket.  The published rate for my service is $150.00 for a 50 minute session.  You can pay by cash, check, or credit card:  Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.  HSA cards welcome.

Per the Federal No Surprises Act, if you are paying out of pocket, I will provide you with a good faith estimate of your expenses at the onset of treatment.  Please click the link below for more information.

Office hours

Family Matters Counseling of Winston-Salem

Currently, I accept most Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and MedCost.  Any other insurance would be out of network, and you would have to file yourself.  I do not accept Medicaid, Medicare, or TriCare at this time.

​Any copay or charges are due at the time of service.  I will file Blue Cross and MedCost for you.

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

​Brooke Barnard, M.S., LCMHC