Barry S. Chapman, LPC, CPCS
(Licensed Professional Counselor)
Prior to starting his career in counseling, Barry Chapman served in the US Army and retried after 20 years of service. Shortly after retiring he pursued an Associates Degree in General Studies at Central Texas College where he graduated in 2006. In 2009, he completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. In 2012 he received his Master of Arts Degree in Human Services, Marriage and Family Counseling, from Liberty University. Barry Chapman also holds a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) Certification from the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA) awarded in 2019; a Peace Officer Training Certification Diploma awarded in 2010 from Savannah Technical College; as well as a Diploma from the Professional Private Investigator Program from the Career Development Institute in 2003.
During his career Barry Chapman received multiple honors and awards. He was named Distinguished Honor Graduate at the Peace Officer Academy, Savannah Technical College in May 2010; he was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, Criminal Justice Honor Society in May 2009;
was the Academic Honor Graduate and Leadership awardee, Wal-Mart Management Program, December 2008 as well as recipient of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy of excellence Award, July 2003
Barry Chapman has been working as a Counselor since 2012 and is experienced in individual and family therapy, case coordination, and community collaboration, (school systems, Department of Family and Child Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, food pantries, mentoring programs, organizations for the Homeless, Nursing homes etc.). He established collateral contacts with school systems to assist in gathering information to assist clients in goal completion, met with school staff when necessary to assist in resolving client school issues such as bullying; worked with Departments of Juvenile Justice in multiple counties (Liberty, Long, Bryan, and Tattnall).
Barry Chapman has worked with local court systems and numerous organizations as a member of the Children in need of Services (CHINS) committee and provided counseling services within a 5 county wide area (Long, Liberty, Bryan, Tattnall, and Candler counties). This includes both in and out of office services that involved school and home visits; individual and family counseling treatment planning; assessments; and crisis intervention.
Barry Chapman is very active in his community. He is former President and CEO of the Non-profit Mentoring Organization, Eleven Black Men of Liberty County, LLC and a current active member (2nd vice president). During 2014 – 2016 he was on the Board of Directors, Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless.
As a Program Manager, JCVision and Associates, Hinesville, GA, he taught Fair Housing Education classes; trained real estate agents and housing managers; planned community events; exceeded government grant requirements by 85%; launched public education program that reached over 50,000 households; conducted investigations in to unfair housing practices; processed discrimination complaints through the Department of Housing and Urban Development; formed a network of collaborative organizations that spanned a 6 county area and included organizations such as the American Red Cross United Way, public health clinics, the Department of Family and Children Services, and South West Key organization
Barry Chapman proudly holds licenses/certifications/memberships of the following:
Current - American Counseling Association
Current - Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia
2016 Licensed professional Counselor (State of Georgia)
2019 Red Cross First Aid Adult/Child/Infant CPR
2019 CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs Assessment) Certification
2019 ANSA (Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment) Certification
2012 Alcohol and the Family for Paraprofessionals
2012 Case Management for Paraprofessionals
2012 Corporate Compliance and Ethics for Paraprofessionals
2012 Crisis Management for Paraprofessionals
2012 Cultural Issues in Mental Health Treatment for Paraprofessionals
2010 Basic Peace Officer Certification (GA POST Certification)
2010 Verbal Judo
Disabled American Veterans Life Member
Barry Chapman is married and is the father of two adult children. He has been a Hinesville resident since 2000. In his free time he likes to practice yoga, mentor children and adolecence, and spend time with friends and family.