I am a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Townsend Institute at Concordia University. As an intern with Germantown Behavioral Solutions, I offer counseling for various clientele, including children, adolescents, and adults. I am passionate about walking alongside those seeking healing and growth within the therapeutic setting. I work with individuals facing anxiety and depression, adjustment issues, body image issues, addiction in family members, trauma, grief, relationship struggles, divorcing parents, and much more. My background is in social work, and throughout college, I interned at Youth Villages, Families Inc., and a boys’ home in Honduras. Before starting my master’s in counseling, I was an immigration paralegal for two years, where I had the opportunity to work with the family system. I am under the supervision of Emily Vanderpool.

I am originally from Nashville, TN, and have been in Memphis since graduating from Harding University in 2019. In my personal life, I enjoy spending my time with my husband, Matthew, and our community in Memphis. When I am not busy with my master’s program and internship, I can be found reading fiction, exercising at OrangeTheory, walking my dog Ollie, and visiting coffee shops in Memphis with my husband. We are expecting our first baby in April, a boy!

I am so grateful for the opportunity to grow in my counseling career as I implement evidence-based interventions when working with my clients. Because of my own therapeutic work, I am confident that counseling can be effective for any individual who seeks it out and that the trials we face can be used to cultivate strength, perseverance, and empowerment within our lives.


Emily Barczack

GBS Counseling Intern