David L. Barnhart



Licensed Counselor
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor  

Dr. Barnhart is a licensed counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. He completed his graduate work at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He has been in the private practice of counseling since 1978. Dr. Barnhart founded the Trinity Counseling Center in 1991. Later in January of 2012 he formed Behavioral Sciences of Alabama, Inc. to offer expanded services for obsessive compulsive disorder treatment, ADHD treatment for children, adult ADHD treatment, and working memory training for clients and their families. After becoming certified by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute to treat OCD, Dr. Barnhart motivated fellow counselors to get certified. Later, he developed protocol for our Intensive OCD Treatment Program that is recognized by the International OCD Foundation. Dr. Barnhart is trained in the use of the Cogmed working memory training program. Since January 2012 we have successfully used working memory training with children and adults with attention-deficits (ADHD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and adults experiencing memory loss. He is also the the quality assurance person responsible for oversight of the program’s useHe is a former Chair of the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling. Dr. Barnhart has extensive experience in program ministries and evaluation of pastors for ministry. In addition to clinical counseling, Dr. Barnhart consults with profit and nonprofit organizations on personnel selection and team development. He authored a workbook, Write Your Fears Away, especially for clients dealing with stress and anxiety. Dr. Barnhart is an avid cyclist and recently won the gold medal for his age group in the 2012 Alabama Senior Olympics qualifying to race in the 5K and 10K Time Trials nationally. He represented Alabama in his age group at the National Senior Olympics in Louisville in 2007, Palo Alto in 2009, and Houston in 2011.


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