Fanteema Barnes

Fanteema Barnes

Are you feeling stressed or down? Dealing with Microaggressions on a regular basis? Feeling like no one understands you? You probably decided to look for some do-it-yourself resources and it brought you here. Well, you’re in the right place. Many people think it’s easy to research their problems and find self-help tools. What I noticed over the years is that when people do this, they tend to work in isolation with no objective person to hear them and make sure they use the tools they found. This is why it is so important to have a therapist help you in your process of self-improvement and healing.

My name is Fanteema Barnes and I am known as the “Clarity Expert” because I am able to help people gain clarity on who they are, what they want, and how to get it – stress-free. I have over 20 years of experience in social work as a therapist, researcher, teacher, and trainer. I have worked in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient treatment, K-12 public schools, as well as colleges and universities. I am the Owner and Founder of The SWEET Network, LLC (Supporting Women to Empower and Enhance Themselves): a unique counseling service that provides individual and couples counseling all online staffed by women of color, for women of color. While I specialize in working with Black and Latinx women, I do have clients from other backgrounds that have stayed with me from my other practice. In addition to the SWEET Network, I work as a Community Based Counselor at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.

My counseling style includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to help people make the connection between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT involves learning about the issues like depression or self-esteem and completing exercises to learn your current mindset and how to change it. Mindfulness is related and is about being aware of yourself and living in the present moment as well as being focused on positive goals. Using these two strategies helps you to stay focused and adds accountability to prevent you from slipping back into old habits. I also use other therapeutic strategies based on the client's needs.

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Looking forward to working with you!
Fanteema Barnes, LCSW

CBT, CPT, DBT, mindfulness, narrative therapy, career/college counseling, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing



anxiety (general, social, health), trauma, depression, self-esteem/confidence, couples therapy, anger, career/college counseling


New Jersey 44SC05669100;New York 083531-1


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