Attachment Issues

Years in Practice

25 years +


Boca Raton FL 33431 - United States



Additional Expertise

Marriage/Couples Counselor, Psychotherapist, Relationship Coach, Sex Therapist

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. (Esther Perel). The only way to be a better parent is to be a better person (Barbara Winter)

About Dr. Barbara Winter

Barbara Winter, Ph.D. holds a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. She is a psychologist . . . a clinician, freelance writer and media consultant where she is a frequent contributor to media sites on the topics of sex, love, relationships and general mental health issues. She has a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida, where she has specialized for over 30 years in issues related to sexuality, relationships, infidelity, divorce, trauma, and general psychiatric concerns. She provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy and holds certifications in sex therapy, therapy for sex and process addictions, group therapy, EMDR, and hypnosis as well have taken specialized training in trauma, couples therapy, discernment counseling and parenting coordination/mediation.


The main focus of Dr. Winter’s practice is the integration of sex and couples therapy. She completed training in Sexology in 1995 with the American Academy of Clinical Sexology and earned the status of fellow. She trained with Dr. Sue Johnson, the originator of Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) as well as other master trainers; she has trained in the Gottman Method as well. 


Dr. Winter is trained in and practices forms of conventional psychotherapeutic methods (psychoanalytic psychotherapy, CBT, systems therapy, hypnosis) as well as state-of-the-art methods (EMDR, EFT) with a basis from object relations and relational psychotherapy. 


With a certification in group psychotherapy, Dr. Winter holds process groups, including a general process group, a group for men and infidelity and a partners group for those who experienced a sexual/emotional betrayal, as well as a 10-week program for women dealing with post-discovery of a sexual/emotional affair(s). 


She holds sessions in her office in Boca Raton and consultations via Zoom.


Dr. Winter believes that of all her credentials there are two that take precedence to the academics. 


She has been ‘in the trenches’ full-time for over 30 years and has had the privileged opportunity to learn from her patients. Listening to their stories in order to change their narratives requires not only an academic understanding of who we are but compassion, sensitivity, empathy and the ability to connect and believe in them. 


In addition, like her patients, she has lived her own life and has experienced some of the unwelcomed challenges, pain, and suffering.  She has learned that as relational beings in psychotherapy, we discover the ability to look at ourselves through the lenses of others with whom we connect, love, laugh, hate, fight and experience frustration. It is through this process that we see ourselves, change our stories and make better decisions from and transform.


Dr. Winter is clear to note that she doesn’t treat problems, symptoms or diseases . . . she treats people and each individual or couple shows up with their own narrative and set of unique complexities.


You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and penning on her blog, Sex, Love & Light as well as throughout the world-wide-web on other blog sites and news venues.





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