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Barbara A. Free

Barbara A. Free, American psychotherapist, writer. License Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Professional Clinical Counselor; certified Master Addiction Counselor, Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist.


Free, Barbara A. was born on December 20, 1942 in Maryville, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Earl F. and Clara May Sexton.


Bachelor in English, University Kansas, 1965. Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Washington State University, 1984.


Therapist Community Alcohol Services, Kennewick, Washington, 1983-1984. Therapist, Intensive Outpatient Program director Benton-Franklin Company Alcohol and Drug Services, Pasco, 1984—1989. Therapist Center Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1989-1992, Memorial Hospital, Albuquerque, 1992-1997.

Private practice Relapse Prevention Services, since 1992.


Active Habitat for Humanity, Albuquerque, 1989-1994, American Adoption Congress, since 2000. Vice president, newsletter editor Operation Identity, Albuquerque, since 1996. Active Disciples PEace Fellowship, 20/20 Club Visually Impaired.

Member Interfaith Alliance, Religious Coalition Reproductive Rights. Member American Association of University Women, American Civil Liberties Union, National Association Alcohol and Drug Counselors, New Mexico Association Drug and Alcohol Counselors, Phillips University Alumni & Friends Association.


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, camping, native american history, artifacts and arts.


Married Ronald L. Drake, January 21, 1967 (divorced April 1982). Children: David R., Daniel P., John A., Kenneth L. Thomas. Married Jay J. Johnson Junior, September 2, 1989.