Barbara C. Counter, Ph.D.
License:   PSY7449   

Clinical and Forensic Psychology

Barbara C. Counter, Ph.D.
450 North Bedford Drive
Suite 309
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Licensed since 1982, Dr. Barbara Cort Counter is a psychologist in private practice, whose forensic work spans more than two decades, including mental illness, competency and sanity evaluations, as well as psychosocial mitigation consultation and social history preparation in capital and non-capital cases in both federal and superior courts, at trial, appellate and habeas levels. A graduate of Vassar College and the California School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Counter has provided psychosocial mitigation consultation on over 75 cases for the California Appellate Project-San Francisco since 2002. She has presented seminars on mental health evaluation and mitigation to the Criminal Law Section of the Santa Monica Bar Association, the Federal Public Defender�s Office and the County Public Defender�s Office in Los Angeles, as well as the Capital Case Defense Seminar in Monterey, California between 2002 and 2006. Among other clinical services, Dr. Counter provides psychotherapy and emotional damages consultation in civil cases involving the exonerated.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy for the Exonerated

Federal Psychosocial Sentencing Evaluations

Psychosocial Mitigation Consultation in federal and state, capital and non-capital, cases at all levels

Insanity evaluation

Trial level Social History preparation and testimony in capital and non-capital cases

Federal capital habeas Social History preparation and testimony

Areas of Expertise
Clinical Psychotherapy for adults and adolescents

Psychotherpy for the exonerated

Capital and non-capital psychosocial mitigation consultation and evaluation

Capital federal habeas Social History preparation

Office Information:

Please call: 310-271-1347