Mrs. Barbato is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has been working at OLMC since 2019. She attended the University of Oregon where she double majored in Psychology and Sociology. She has always had a huge passion for helping others and trying to get to the root of what is going on in our lives that is causing us distress, adversity or turmoil! She decided to continue her education at Santa Clara University where she graduated in 2012 with her Master's in Counseling Pyschology. She has worked at some amazing places learning invaluable lessons about the importance of listening, validating and respecting an individual and helping them gain the tools to feel empowered to take on their lives with confidence. Ms. Barbato worked at Adolescent Counseling Services (Gunn High School and Menlo Atherton High School) as a school counselor for three years. She worked at a 72 bed residential inpatient facility for adults with severe mental illness where she was a case manager/therapist and ran groups. Her last position before coming to OLMC was at Caminar, a non-profit outpatient agency serving adults with severe mental illness, as a case manager and therapist.
Ms. Barbato and her husband Jon and I have two girls, Madison and Avery, and an Australian Shepherd, Scout, who keep. She loves working at OLMC and seeing students in person!! She provides extraordinary support to all our students during this super-challenging time.