Claudia Burns

(MA, LPC)

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #62018 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Feb 23, 2021 after counseling with Claudia for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

She is an amazing help. She has been able to help me understand so much that I never feel in conflict with what she says or is advising.

Written by E.L. on Dec 22, 2020 after counseling with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Claudia is a great counselor and listener! She had great worksheets and practices to help!

Written by E.R. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Claudia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Claudia is a great listener. She offers me affirmation and recognizes when I need an extra push. I trust Claudia.

Written by D.A. on Sep 04, 2020 after counseling with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Claudia was there for me when I needed her. She gave me worksheets to work on which really helped me to stop and understand my feelings. I enjoyed working through the worksheets. I also really appreciated that she always replied to me very quickly. Overall, I think it went well. I am off Wellbutrin (I only did it for a month) and I don’t think I need therapy at this time. (I found myself struggling to make time to even talk over the phone).

Written by M.I. on Sep 01, 2020 after counseling with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Claudia is very attentive and insightful. I really enjoyed working with her. She is an amazing listener and quick to respond to Messages.

Written by S.T. on Aug 24, 2020 after counseling with Claudia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Claudia has really helped me face my fears so far and have a better outlook on life. I’m improving little by little and it’s all thanks to her reassurance and ability to help me find solutions to my problems.

Written by E.M. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Claudia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Claudia is very patient and has an extremely calm and understanding deminor that make me feel very safe and comfortable when confiding in her. I highly recommend her.

Written by S.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Claudia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Claudia really takes the time to understand my feelings.

Written by A.N. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Claudia for 2 weeks

Claudia is kind and very intuitive. After just 3 visits I am coping better!