Dominique Barnes-Walker is a passionate clinician with experience providing therapeutic services to individual adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. She predominately works with children, couples, and families. Dominique believes individual behavior cannot be understood without looking at how it relates to a person's social system. Her approach to therapy is systemic, which allows her to gain a holistic view of her client’s presenting problems. Dominique works collaboratively with her clients taking a strengths-based, client-centered approach to therapy. She focuses on how her clients understand their social/cultural context and how they interact with the people around them.
Dominique has supported individuals, couples, and families who are working through challenges with depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, substance abuse and those experiencing relational struggles.
Dominique empowers clients to make meaning of their experiences by gaining an understanding of themselves to create new preferred stories about their lives. In addition, to talk therapy, she incorporates play therapy interventions with children, trauma-informed cognitive behavior therapy, and mindfulness techniques.
Dominique is a Licensed Social Worker and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Social Work, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a PhD candidate in Couple and Family Therapy at Adler University.
Besides her therapeutic skills, Dominique is passionate about social justice, traveling, holistic happiness.