Barbara Kaufman Comedian and Psychologist

Comedian and Psychologist


Dr. Barbara Kaufman

Comedian and Psychologist

About Barbara


Dr. Barbara Kaufman has over 35 years of clinical experience, including college counseling centers, university psychology departments, health maintenance organizations, Veterans Administration Hospital, Community Mental Health Centers, and private practice.

Dr. Kaufman has conducted presentations and workshops on various mental health topics throughout her career. Most recently she presented a combined comedy/workshop format at the Washington Society for Jungian Psychology and the New York C.G. Jung Foundation.


Barbara began to be noticed for her humor at conferences and educational meetings for mental health professionals.

A member of the baby boomer generation, she began dressing up as characters from the original “Saturday Night Live” television program and performing at birthday parties and other events, which led to gigs at stand-up comedy clubs. Her current work combines stand-up and expertise from her career as a psychologist.