Barbara Crofford, LCSW, has over 25 years of experience working as a therapist, specializing in the areas of alcohol and drug recovery, couples counseling, health psychology, and both HIV and Hepatitis C information, prevention, treatment efficacy and support. She has facilitated a number of weekend workshops for those who have recently tested positive for the HIV and/or Hepatitis C virus, including “Positive Living for Us,” “Women for Positive Living,” and “The C Retreat.” Barbara also works in private practice. Her philosophy is that at the core of each difficult circumstance that can be life-threatening, there is the seed of life-affirmation and great growth, which connects to a deeper understanding of oneself, and in turn, to others.