Joseph Barbakoff, LPCMH


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Rockland II Nemours Children's Health, Rockland II 1801 Rockland Road Wilmington, DE 19803 Appointment: (800) 416-4441

Get to Know Me

Joseph Barbakoff is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in treating anxiety and mood disorders in children and adolescents. He also works in Nemours’ DBT Therapy program as an individual DBT therapist and co-leads DBT Skills Training Group.

Why I Treat Children

I have always had a passion for working with children and teens, and if I didn’t become a therapist, I probably would have chosen to be a middle or high school English teacher. I love working with kids and their families. Every day is a new adventure and I never get bored!

What I'm Passionate About

I am passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health treatment and will talk to anyone who will listen about all the benefits of participating in therapy with a qualified provider. I believe that developing a healthy mind is equally important to developing a healthy body, and it is never too early to start building healthy habits!

How I Try to Make A Difference

I try to build upon each of my patients’ and their families’ strengths during sessions, encouraging the use of whatever healthy strategies and habits are currently working for them. I spend a lot of time forming positive relationships with the families I work with so I can better understand the family system. During sessions, I make sure my patients feel heard and supported. Each patient is unique, and treatment should reflect the specific needs of each patient.

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Ambetter Health of Delaware
  • Amerihealth Caritas Delaware
  • Celtic Transplant Network for Ambetter
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Delaware First Health
  • Fidelis Care NJ Medicaid HMO
  • First Health/Affordable PPO
  • Global Medical Managment DE/PA
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware
  • Highmark Medicaid Health Options
  • Independance Blue Cross/Amerihealth/Keystone Health Plan
  • Insurance Administrators of America
  • INTEGRA Administrative Group (ClaimsBridge)
  • Maryland Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO DE/PA
  • Preferred Healthcare PPO
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare HMO/POS/PPO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services/CHAMPVA

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders

  • English