Now that we are all in the throes of the Covid-19 virus, I am offering daily posts on The Sequestered Psychotherapist Blog here. I hope that I may be of help to people during this seriously difficult time.


I will be sharing my thoughts and experiences, and offering guidance to my readers as well. I have shared my previous Facebook posts here to allow you to see my daily progression as the Sequestered Psychotherapist.


Be safe and remember that this will not last forever.



Barbara Clayton Price, MSW, LMSW, ACSW, CHt, is a Psychotherapist, Licensed Counselor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Public Speaker. Barbara has been practicing in Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1993. She is a graduate, cum laude from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, with a BA in Communication Arts. Barbara received her Master of Social Work degree from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1991. She received her two-year Certification in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy from The Wellness Institute, in Issaquah, WA in 1999.

While attending The University of Michigan, Ms. Price was schooled in foundations of an ethical and multicultural practice. In addition, she received education in the practice of the following therapies; Psychoanalytic Therapy, Adlerian Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Transactional analysis, Behavior Therapy, Rational-Emotive Therapy, other Cognitive-Behavioral approaches and Reality Therapy. Eclectic in her approach to treatment, Barbara utilizes a variety of the before mentioned approaches to treatment with her clients in addition to some alternative healing practices.

Ms. Price has enjoyed years of private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Please read more about the practice and location in the Contact portion of this website. In her desire to reach more people; she is offering  online therapy at this time.



I have found that my mission changes or expands as I grow in my own life. In more recent times I have expanded my work to include a practice for medical and dental professionals. I feel that this population is often overlooked due to their need for anonymity and I offer them the help they need in an even more confidential format.

I have included in my mission the determination to aid in reducing the number of suicides and deaths caused by Postpartum Disorder. I have helped many women to move from a life of fear and pain to the healthy and productive life they experienced, before the birth of their child. This serious problem goes often undiagnosed as busy physicians often overlook the symptoms. It is my hope that I may work hand in hand with physicians, to minimize this disorder which causes such pain for the new mother, her husband/partner as well as other members of the family. Until you experience this serious problem first-hand, you cannot imagine the pain and suffering it brings to women and their families.

My mission has always been to aid my clients in the release of emotional pain and suffering. Helping them to heal and recover from life's sometimes painful circumstances. People often ask how I can do my job when it appears to be filled with so much sadness and negative emotion. I explain that when my clients first come in their deepest pain that I can mentally look ahead to where they are going. I see them healed and free from their suffering, moving forward in their lives renewed.

I am not an extraordinary person and I sometimes fall short of my own expectations in life. However, I have been given gifts and talents and I have received exemplary education and training. Life, too, continues to offer me personal growth with every challenge I meet, aiding in the all important ability to empathize with my clients. Every day  I ask that my Creator guide me and that I bring harm to no one that day. It is with these words that I begin each morning, Having  the knowledge to help others and the love in my heart for those who suffer.





I have been a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist for over twenty years. I am a graduate of the Wellness Institute in Issaquah, Washington. I completed a two-year Internship in New York and Washington State, in addition to my initial training in Chicago, Illinois. I am also certified in a speciality trauma treatment by Uncommon Knowledge Group in London England.

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Women's Issues

I offer a variety of services and information for women. I work closely with physicians and nurses to provide the very best integrated care for my clients. I am certified as a Postpartum practitioner and have gained knowledge through continued education in this area as well. I have studied women's issues at both Aquinas College and the University of Michigan. In the past, I have offered a variety of groups for women as well.

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Offering individual adult Psychotherapy/Counseling provided in a nurturing, safe atmosphere. Specializing in Depression/Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Compulsive Eating, Childhood Trauma, Women's Issues, Midlife Issues, Abuse, Phobia, Stress Management, Divorce/Blended Family, Religious/Spiritual issues, Panic Disorders, Employment issues, Emotional Abuse, Adjustment Disorders, as well as many others.

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Barbara Clayton Price

Psychotherapist and Counselor 


1500 East Beltline Southeast

Suite 105

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

p: 616.540.7089

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