I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology (1971) and a master’s degree in Psychology (2005). I went back to school after many years during which I raised three sons and worked mostly at Baylor College of Medicine in the departments of Surgery and later Psychiatry. I attended school while working fulltime for three years to complete my master’s and had great support and encouragement from the Psychiatry department. During my practicum, I worked in the psychiatric ward of a county hospital which was an eye opening experience! We also worked with people in the Astrodome after Hurricane Katrina. During my internship, I worked with clients with eating disorders and gained an understanding of the great difficulties that they face.
For the last 15 years, I have worked in neuropsychological testing which involved a thorough evaluation of the mental, cognitive, and emotional condition of the client. I spent most of a day with a client and developed insight into their emotional problems which included PTSD, depression, and anxiety due to a traumatic injury or experience and the necessity of adjusting to life changing events such as accidents or illnesses. I have also worked with clients who were attempting to get disability benefits for chronic illnesses and with clients with disabilities who were trying to return to work.
I have learned to meet diverse clients where they are, and I always find ways to connect and feel empathy for them in their struggles. I believe that a good therapeutic relationship is integral to the success of any counseling experience. Humor is good too!
I have also experienced counseling myself, and I led an online Panic Disorder Support Group on AOL for six years before I went back to school. My treatment approach is focused on emotional support, education, helping you gain insight into yourself and others, and giving you the tools to help yourself. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic principles as well as other appropriate methods in order to help you meet your therapeutic goals. I am ready to help you with whatever you are experiencing and look forward to talking to you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
TX LPC 62018
Claudia is a great listener, and provides helpful feedback in an open and non-judgmental way. I felt very comfortable talking with Claudia from the very first few minutes. Recommended.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Claudia Burns is a very attentive listener, prompting you to think more deeply about the difficulties you're having and responding in a nonjudgmental manner. She is also equipped with many helpful resources to help you notice and rethink negative thoughts. I felt very comfortable working with her, and made significant progress along the way.
Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Claudia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
She has been wonderful, I already feeling better even only 2 sessions in
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Claudia Burns is a very attentive listener, is very open minded and non-judge mental. I would recommend her to anyone looking for therapy services pertaining to anxiety/self esteem issues. She is always on time and helps me stay on track with my goals. I enjoy our weekly sessions and look forward to working past some of my issues with her assistance.
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Claudia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and adhd
She helped me when I was having major panic attacks from working a terrible job. She gave me some useful techniques and worksheets for assessing my anxiety, and quitting my drinking.
Written on Oct 21, 2022 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,
Claudia is lovely, listens and lets me just talk talk talk it out. She offers excellent insight and suggestions. We’ve just begun, but I’m already grateful for her.
Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd