Fanteema Barnes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist in New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina. She founded The SWEET Network, LLC (Supporting Women to Empower and Enhance Themselves), providing counseling and self-help tools to women for personal and professional growth. She specializes in working with Black and Latinx women, femme, and trans clients. She focuses on ethical non-monogamy, trauma of all types, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and relationship issues. She provides individual and couples therapy for adults through telehealth.
Fanteema’s counseling style includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to help people connect their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT involves learning about issues like depression or self-esteem and completing exercises to understand your current mindset and change it. Mindfulness is related to being aware of yourself, living in the present moment, and being focused on positive goals. Using these two strategies helps you stay focused and adds accountability to prevent you from slipping back into old habits. Clients leave sessions with clarity on who they are, what they want, and how to get it – stress-free. She also uses other therapeutic strategies based on the client’s needs.
Fanteema is an Afro-Latina psychotherapist and has been doing this work for over 20 years. She has provided individual, group, couples, and family therapy to children, teens, and adults. She is comfortable and has experience working with people of all faiths and cultures and being an LGBTQQIA+ (also known as “sexual minority”) affirming therapist.