Dr. Barry Ulberg has worked as a counselor at DMU since 2003 — and loves it here. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Iowa who earned a Masters at San Diego State University and a Ph.D. at Iowa State University. Being from southern California has had an impact that you might noticed in his laid-back manner and typically casual attire. In contrast, his mind gets revved up when considering counseling theories and approaches, especially when they are in apparent contradiction to one another. Barry believes there are many ways to be helpful and attempts to draw from a variety of resources when confronted with whatever difficulties and challenges his clients present — from a generally holistic framework. He is a strong believer in living a well-balanced life and encourages DMU students to find their own version of balance in the face of their fast-paced lives.