Greener Side Counseling Providers

A Short Bit About Barbara Aponte-Cortes

Barbara Aponte-Cortes

Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling Intern, BA

My name in Barbara Aponte-Cortes and I am a Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling graduate student. I am an Intern at Greener Side Counseling, and Ms. Megan Rockwood is my supervisor. I am an Army brat born in Stuttgart, Germany and raised in Puerto Rico where I did my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the Interamerican University.

From 2004 – 2013, I volunteered in the Family Programs and The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program at 1st Mission Support Command (1st MSC) US Army Reserve, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. The years of interacting with soldiers and their families helped me find my passion in life. That is why I decided to do my Master of Science degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling specializing in Military Families and Culture at Walden University. I am also working on completing my second specialization in Trauma and Crisis Counseling.

Having my mother served in the US Army, being raised in the military community, and having the experience of serving for many years as a volunteer for the programs in the Army Reserves, helped me gain a deeper understanding about the military community, the challenges that military families and service members face, and knowledge of mental health and behavioral health issues.

Recently I completed Level 1 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy and completed Couples and Addiction Recovery course. I am now working on completing another course called Treating Affairs and Trauma. I am fully bilingual (Spanish and English). My client focus is on couples, individuals, and families.

I look forward to having the opportunity of working with you on this journey of healing, growth, and self-exploration.

Qualifications

  • School: Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
  • Year Graduated: 2003
  • Supervisor: Megan Rockwood
  • Supervisor License: Florida / MH11413
Financial Info

All sessions are self-pay sessions. I do not accept any insurance plans. Rates are:

Assessment – $100
Individual Session – $75

Specialties
  • Trauma
  • Crisis Management
  • Marriage Repair
Issues Treated
  • Anger Management
  • Affairs
  • Communication Practice
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
Client Focus
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Individual
  • Military
Types of Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Person-Centered
  • Trauma Focused
  • Gottman Method