Dr. Joanne Barron, PsyD, NMP, Co-Founder
Certified Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (Attachment Focused – EMDR)
Certified Neuroaffective Relational Model Provider and Teaching Team (NARM)
Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)
Psychobiological Relational Psychology
Dr. Barron is a licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Sherman Oaks and Westwood. Her specialties include treating developmental and shock trauma as well as addictions. Additionally, she was co-owner of Insight Treatment Program, along with her husband for over 25 years. Dr. Barron’s vast experience in working with addictions includes helping to open the first adolescent addiction programs in Los Angeles. Throughout the years she has helped to open and consulted for several addiction and dual diagnosis treatment centers and has provided psycho-educational programs for LAPD, the NBA, MusicCares and various schools throughout Los Angeles. Dr. Barron is one of the founding members of WAAT (Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment) as well as AYARN (Adolescent & Young Adult Resource Network). During her years working in addiction treatment, Dr. Barron became interested in its relationship to developmental and relational trauma. After completing her Doctorate at Ryokan College she developed a specialty in treating trauma seeing it at the root of much mental illness and addiction.
Dr. Barron is trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) both levels one and two, is a certified Attachment-Focused -EMDR therapist, a certified NARM Practitioner (Neuro Affective Relational Model) and currently is one of the teaching staff for NARM. Dr. Barron has also studied interpersonal neuro-biology and is a member of the Dr. Allan Schore study group focusing on advancements in Attachment Theory, Affect Regulation Theory and neuroscience. Additionally she is a certified Trauma Professional Professional through IATP.