Barrington H. Brennen, MA, NCP, BCCP, JP, is a marriage and family therapist and counseling psychologist (nearly 30 years).  He is the co-president of Marriage and Family Counseling Services, The Bahamas.  [ See 2023 Business License ]  He provides therapy for couples, individuals, or families.  He is also a nationally certified psychologist, board certified clinical psychotherapist (USA).  He is a member of the Bahamas Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association and International Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He is a graduate of Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States of America.  He is a husband, father, grandfather and a person who makes it his passion to help people smile again.  Read more about Barrington Brennen




If you are getting married, then you would want to get pre-marriage counseling.  Consider it a requirement to get married.  Barrington Brennen can help you prepare for marriage.  Ideally, a couple should begin pre-marriage counseling between six and eighteen months before the wedding day.  However, couples can begin pre-marriage counseling sessions closer to the wedding day.  Note however, sufficient time is needed for effective evaluation, assimilation, and application of information learned.  During the first session the couple will do two short questionnaires to discover their readiness for a relationship. During the first week (on their own time) the couple will do an online inventory call Prepare Enrich to provide assessment.  As a part of the counseling process over eight sessions, the couple will do the following and more: Write a couple mission statement, Build a couple budget, Discuss contraception, Discus roles, Draft schedule of chores, etc.    Read all about it




Barrington Brennen's articles on relationships and personal developmentClick Here

To make an appointment with Barrington H. Brennen, click here to go to the booking website.  New clients and returning client are to make appointments this way. If two or more persons are coming, kindly click on "Add Guests" and add the other name and information.  If someone has difficulty making the online appointment, kindly email or call by using the information below.  The therapist may or may not contact you before the session.  For new clients, more information and specific direction to the office will be sent via your WhatsApp.



In a private, comfortable, office

Barrington Brennen provides face-to-face therapy in his private office at Sweet Refuge, Hampshire Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, The Bahamas.  Due to COVID19 pandemic, to enter the office, sanitize your hands by using the dispenser near door.  No mask required (March 14, 2023)  



Google Meet

With the use a video messenger, Barrington also provides cyber therapy (therapy anywhere in the world) for individuals not living on the island of New Providence, The Bahamas, who desire his services and are able to pay electronically.  See below.


Therapy/Workshops/Seminars/EAP Critical Incident Response

  • Individuals from age ten to any age.

  • Married couples

  • Families

  • Pre-married couples

  • Younger children in the context of marital or parenting therapy.
  • The elderly
  • Corporate Trauma/Incident Response--Going to a business/institution to respond to in-house/staff crises or trauma.
  • Corporate Workshop--Going to a business to conduct a workshop/seminar on a topic to facilitate the staff.
  • Employee Assistance Program for your institution.




Click Here to Book Appointment Online
1-242-327-1980 /  1-242-477 4002
Not available on Saturdays.


These hours can be adjusted
to comply with the on-going curfew hours.

Ample parking, air conditioned and comfortable. 
Private waiting room and restroom.


  • Sundays: 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Mondays: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Tuesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30  p.m.

  • Wednesdays: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

  • Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: (June to October) 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Fridays: (November to May) 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturdays: CLOSED

Payment Option
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Aggression and Violence
Attachment Issues
Blended Family Issues
Career Choice
Control Issues
Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
Domestic Violence
Drug and Alcohol Addiction
Emotional Abuse
Family of Origin Issues
Family Problems
Grief and Loss
Gambling Addiction
Infidelity / Affair
Marital Therapy
Men's Issues
Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
Post Partum Depression
Pre-Marital Counseling
Relationships and Marriage
Religious Issues
Sexual Addiction
Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
Trust Issues
Women's Issues

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Barrington Brennen is available to conduct seminars on marriage, family, parenting, gender equality, domestic violence, conflict resolution, communication, grief and loss, etc., anywhere in the world.  Contact him to discuss fees and to make arrangements.  He has conducted seminars in The Bahamas, Belize, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, St Marteen, England and Wales, Florida, United States of America.


Sweet Refuge
49 Hampshire Street Cable Beach

P.O. Box CB-11045

Nassau, The Bahamas


Fees may be changed without prior notice.


Business License Certificate 2023



Click HERE to read Articles by Barrington Brennen

Click HERE to watch videos

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Photo above by Barrington Brennen, April 11, 2021.  Cable beach, Nassau, The Bahamas


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