Barbara Peters, a couples counselor, shares some of her most timeless wisdom in her book He Said, She Said, I Said.
About the Author
Barbara Peters has a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from C.W. Post College of Long Island University, a bachelor of sciences in nursing from Stony Brook University, and a master of science in counseling from Georgia State. As a nurse and counselor, Barbara has worked in diverse mental settings from managing behavioral health organizations to psychiatric hospitals and employee assistance consulting firms. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and a member of The Licensed Professional Counselors of Georgia.
Her main passion is working with couples, utilizing a solution-focused approach with an optimistic outlook as she guides them toward developing a stronger relationship. She also works with individuals in a variety of areas. “My counseling style is interactive, respectful, nonjudgmental, and supportive. With gentle questioning, I help people get in touch with their own values and ideals and gain trust in themselves to make decisions for a better lifestyle,” she states.
With a passion for writing, along with helping couples build and sustain strong relationships, Barbara wrote her first book, The Gift of a Lifetime: Building a Marriage that Lasts, to give married couples information and guidance that could make the difference between taking a second honeymoon or a trip to a divorce attorney’s office. Through counseling advice and the acronyms “FACTS” and “FAITH,” Barbara outlines the steps needed to have a successful marriage. The book is currently available through Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Books A Million.
In her second book, He Said, She Said, I Said: 7 Keys to Relationship Success, Barbara breaks down possible perceptions and misconceptions in seven key relationship areas: communication, trust, forgiveness, intimacy, acceptance, friendship, and love, by using common sense, wisdom, and some professional advice to open up the possibility for a different approach.
A Long Island native, Barbara has made Georgia her home for the last twenty-four years; her private counseling practice is in Cumming and she and her husband live in Big Canoe. She is devoted to her family of two grown daughters, four grandchildren, a husband, and a Shih Tzu named GingerLily that often accompanies her to work.