TjBarber, LPC_CWE

Tj Barber, LPC

Therapist in St. Louis

Located at 4231 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108

Meet TJ Barber, ATR, LPC

Welcome! I’m TJ Barber, a seasoned Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor dedicated to supporting clients in southern Illinois and St. Louis, MO. With years of experience in the field, I specialize in addressing issues such as interpersonal violence, minority stress, sex and sexuality, and LGBTQIA+-related concerns.

My Approach

I believe in creating a nurturing and safe space where you can explore your inner self and work towards wellness. Over the past seven years, I have helped individuals navigate relationship challenges, life transitions, family tensions, caregiver or parenting struggles, and LGBTQIA+ issues. My therapeutic style is deeply rooted in respect, sensitivity, and empathy, tailored to meet your unique needs.

The Healing Power of Creativity

As a firm believer in the healing power of creativity, I incorporate art therapy techniques to help you express your emotions, boost self-esteem, and improve your overall quality of life. Whether through "scribbles and stick figures" or more elaborate art, every expression holds immense value in the therapeutic process.

Ready to Make a Change?

If you're ready to embark on a journey towards a more fulfilling life, I’m here to offer unwavering support and guidance every step of the way. Together, we can work towards making positive changes in your life.


  • Adolescents & Children
  • Caregiver Issues & Stress
  • Communication
  • Family Conflicts
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • LGBTQIA+-related Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex & Sexuality


  • Art & Play Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based


  • IL LPC, exp. 3/2025
  • MO PLPC, exp. 3/2025
  • MO LPC (in progress)
  • Registered Art Therapist (ATR), exp. 7/2025


  • PhD Candidate, UMSL, Current
  • MA Art Therapy Counseling, SIUE, 2019

Work Experience

  • Power4STL, Mental Wellbeing Specialist, 3/2024 - Current
  • Bud to Bloom Play Therapy, Child and Family Therapist, 8/2023 - 4/2024
  • SIUE, Adjunct Professor, 8/2022 - 5/2024
  • UMSL, Art Therapist & Outreach Coordinator, 8/2021 - 3/2024
  • Centerstone, Outpatient Counselor, 7/2019 - 8/2021
  • Violence Prevention Center of SW IL, Shelter Advocate, 5/2018 - 5/2024

Let’s work together to unlock your potential and create a life that feels true to you. Reach out today to start your journey.