Hi! My name is Dr. Sierra Barnett-Hall, and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
After graduating with my bachelor’s degree in psychology (with a minor in art history!) from the University of Maryland, College Park, I completed my master’s degree in clinical psychology at The American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Northern Virginia. I completed my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. My experience includes working in community mental health, private practice, specialty pediatric, and pediatric primary care settings.
Clients are of all ages with a wide range of symptoms, challenges, and needs; I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults to address concerns related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, stress management, behavioral challenges, encopresis, and enuresis in children, and significant life transitions and changes. Working with individuals to support health-related behavioral and environmental changes to support their overall health and well-being is also something I enjoy.
Establishing a positive therapeutic relationship and strong rapport with my clients is my first focus in therapy, and this is the foundation on which good therapeutic work and progress are built. It is important to strive to provide a safe, open, compassionate, and collaborative environment where we work together to identify and tailor specific treatment needs and goals. My eclectic therapy approach has solid roots in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. However, I also approach therapy from a holistic, strengths-based perspective, as well as a solution-focused perspective, as needed.
When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, spending time outdoors, exercising, spending time with my husband and daughter, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, trying new coffee shops and restaurants, and hanging out at home with my family and our two dogs and three cats.
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Dr. Sierra Barnett-Hall offers online sessions to anyone in Pennsylvania and in-person therapy sessions at the Lancaster office.
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Depression and anxiety are extremely common, but often under-diagnosed by medical providers during pregnancy and postpartum. Our providers have specialized training to help women with anxiety and depression in this specific period in their lives.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.