Isabel Gaila Barbuto, PsyD, MBA, CHt, NTC, C-IKYTA, iRest Lev 2

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Isabel Gaila Barbuto, PsyD, MBA, CHt, NTC, C-IKYTA, iRest Level 2

Isabel is currently in private practice as a Mental Wellness Coach & Consultant in the Palouse area of Moscow-Pullman, Idaho. With the direct guidance of Dr. Richard Miller, Isabel completed her doctoral dissertation research in 2017 by exploring the powerful effects of iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation on perceived stress in workers.
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As a Mental Wellness Coach, Hypnotherapist, Nutritional Therapy Consultant, Reiki Energy Master, Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and iRest® Integrative Restorative Yoga Nidra Teacher, Isabel offers an integrative approach of Holistic Eastern, Western, and Lifestyle Coaching modalities to serve individuals, couples, families, and groups of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Through the integrative use of evidence-based psycho/hypnotherapy, coaching, complimentary alternative medicine, and non-dual spiritual approaches, Isabel helps clients in their healing journey toward awakening to their innate wholeness. This includes the capacity to live a contented life in healthy relationships with both fear and love, and through interconnectedness with perceived others and the Wise Self. Isabel works with clients through collaborative partnerships that support goals specifically tailored to individuals, couples, and families of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Specialty areas:
Addiction - Anxiety/Stress - Relationships: Individuals, couples, families with interpersonal relationship conflict, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, mood/bipolar, and personality disorders, and a spectrum of addictive-compulsive behaviors including alcohol and other drugs, gambling, sex, and food. Isabel’s extensive education and life experience has prepared her to serve all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Major Life Stressors: Addictions (drugs, porn/sex, and thinking/worry), Adolescent Issues, Anxiety, Bipolar, Character-Personality Disorders, Chronic Pain/Illness, Depression, Diagnostic Clarification, Family Issues, Identity Development, Marital Conflict, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personal Growth and Maturation, PTSD, Psychoses, Sexual Addiction (and family members), Spirituality, Substance Use Disorders (and family members), Trauma, Work/Career Stress

Therapy Approach:
Utilizing holistic, nutritional, integrative, intuitive energy, restorative, and spiritual approaches, Isabel offers both Eastern and Western modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Non-violent Compassionate Communication (NVC), Psychodynamic Therapy, Object Relations Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Kundalini Yoga, iRest® Integrative Restorative Yoga Nidra, Hypnotherapy, Energy Medicine, Nutrition Therapy, A Course in Miracles, The 3P's, and more!

Extensive Education and Experience:
Isabel holds a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology (PsyD), and practices as a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA), registered Hypnotherapist (CHt) and licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) in Washington State. Isabel also has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology (MA), and Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in organizational management. Her Master’s thesis focused on workplace stressors. She is a Reiki Energy Master, certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and iRest® Integrative Restorative Yoga Nidra Teacher, Intuitive Energy Medicine practitioner, Certified Kundalini Yoga/Meditation Teacher (C-IKYTA), and a Nutritional Therapy Consultant (NTC).

Isabel completed iRest® Level II Advanced Training. Additionally, with the direct guidance of Dr. Richard Miller as a voting member on her doctoral dissertation research committee, she has also contributed her original PsyD doctoral dissertation research on the "Efficacy of iRest on Perceived Stress in Workers" to the ever-increasing body of literature that supports the greater understanding of the benefits of yoga on well-being.

Isabel completed her doctoral practicum at Sound Mental Health, a community health center in Bellevue, Washington, and her doctoral internship at the nationally renown Meier Clinic in Bothell, Washington. During her practicum training, Isabel also completed the Alcohol/Drug Counseling certificate of achievement program at Bellevue College, and has extensive experience in the treatment of chemical dependency and problem gambling. Over the past decade, she has completed of 9000+ hours of practicum, internship, and private practice experience that has served a wide range of clients including individuals, couples, families, and groups with co-occurring mental health needs including Abuse Problems, Acute and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Mood/Bipolar Disorders, Eating Disorders, Depression Disorders, Impulse-Control Disorders, Personality Disorders, Relational Problems, Sexual Disorders, and Substance-Related Disorders.

Personal Life:
Isabel is wonderfully married to Stephen Barbuto. After living in the same neighborhood of Sammamish, Washington for over twenty years, she and her husband relocated to the Palouse area of Moscow-Pullman, Idaho. They are enjoying life with seven furry four-legged children, including three miniature-pinscher dogs, and four cats.

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Isabel can be reached at her confidential/private voicemail number (208) 301-9534 or by email at

Teacher Specialty
Chemical Dependency
High School
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