We Specialize In




Urge Reduction by

Growing Ego Strength

The word "ego" simply means "I".  The URGES ego-strengthening process helps clients "grow up" and outgrow past experiences that keep them stuck in immature emotional and behavioral patterns.URGES treatment was developed through my work with clients who struggled with addiction, those who needed help to control urges while learning to gain and maintain sobriety.  I gradually fine-tuned the URGES process to help clients with any symptom, not only addictive urges.

What does the URGES Clinic do?

  • I’m Jennifer Barbieri, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience specializing in trauma.  I am trained in clinical hypnotherapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Energy Psychology and Ego State Therapy.

  • URGES Clinic’s mental health services focus on anxiety, depression, phobias, grief work, OCD, and PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) and serves adults and young adults (17 and over) for individual and couple’s counseling.

  • I created URGES Therapy (Urge Reduction by Growing Ego Strength) to safely and effectively treat trauma related disorders in the outpatient setting.

  • The URGES slogan is “Change your mind...change your life” because it focuses on strengthening mental health to promote positive emotional and behavioral changes.  

  • PAYMENT: The URGES Clinic accepts many major insurances including Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, Magellan, Optum, United Healthcare and United Behavioral Health. The URGES Clinic is not a provider for Medicare, Medicaid (Regular, MS-CAN, Magnolia or CHiPS) or Tricare insurances.

Speaking and Training Opportunities

Jennifer Barbieri is the author of URGES Therapy, Urge Reduction by Growing Ego Strength. With a focus on helping others, Jennifer Barbieri has developed URGES Therapy, a trauma resolution protocol. She has presented her work in several states and is published in the Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. 

Urges Clinic
117N. Main St. Petal, MS. 39465


Email: jenniferbarbieri@att.net

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 139 Petal, MS 39465

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