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Corazon (Cora) Burke, LMHC, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello and welcome! Thanks for checking me out. Lots of folx say that I'm not the typical kind of therapist.

My name is Corazón Burke, but I go by Cora, and my pronouns are they/she. Yes, my name is the Spanish word for heart, so one could say that helping people is my calling. I'm known for my compassion for others. I am licensed in Florida, Maine, and Washington, with an additional Florida certification as a Masters Level Certified Addiction Professional.

I graduated with my Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on mental health counseling from the University of West Florida in 2012. I began providing telephone crisis counseling in 2009, and since then I've worked in many different settings with individuals of all ages, with a variety of mental health struggles, including addiction, stress, depression and anxiety, grief, and trauma. I have special interest in working with individuals who have suffered as a result of existing while fat. I have received additional training in treating trauma and addiction, and come from a trauma-informed, person centered background.

I am sex positive (including poly/kink, and sex work), LGBTQIA+ and neurodiversity affirming, fat body liberating, and disability advocating. When it comes to substance use, my focus is on meeting needs. I firmly believe in creating a safe, inclusive, and respectful space for every person and enjoy working with those who have unconventional or alternative lifestyles and spiritual/religious beliefs. I will not judge you, for any reason, and will hold you in unconditional positive regard. No subject is taboo. I won’t claim to know everything, and I’m a human that messes up at times, but I’m happy to walk with you on the path to knowing yourself and living the life that you want. If you feel like you're an outcast, or feel like you're weird or different than others, I welcome you into this space.

It's so important to click with your therapist. If you are looking for someone you can be real with, and who will be real with you, then I might be the therapist you are seeking. Let's break out of the box together, and help you on the journey of the life you deserve. I believe in lifelong learning and do not expect or want my clients to do emotional labor for me. I strive to be aware of my privilege and challenge the systems of oppression that we live in.

I also work with Active Military, Veterans, and their family members. I have completed multiple trainings with the Center for Deployment Psychology and am a registered Star Behavioral Health provider.

Life can certainly be overwhelming at times, and my goal is to help guide you in overcoming the challenges that you have experienced. I firmly believe that there is hope for growth for every person. I will work with you to develop your strengths and find effective, healthy solutions for managing your problems. Every person needs someone who will listen to them, and consider them with unconditional, positive regard. Every person can benefit from having someone without bias to support them in managing the stressors that they are facing. You deserve to have a safe space in which you can unburden yourself. You are not a bother and I welcome you to work with me.

When you begin your work with me, I will ask you to complete a psychosocial interview, and treatment plan, prior to beginning the bulk of our work together.

As far as my style for counseling, I really am an eclectic kind of counselor. I draw from many different theoretical orientations and what's called evidenced based practices. I try not to be too formal and wordy. I am formally trained in ACT, EMDR, Real Life Heroes, PCIT, and TF-CBT and also draw from my knowledge of brief solution focused therapy, CBT, and others. I check and reply to messages daily. I do attach worksheets here and there, especially if they are really pertinent to what we are discussing.

As this is my full time job, I offer sessions throughout the day, Monday through Saturday. I will meet you where you are at and want to help make this a productive and healing experience for you. The only day I take off is Sunday, as well as the last weekend of the month.

The hours from which I typically hold sessions are between 7 am and 8pm Central Time.

You can expect me to be professional, and very responsive to messages, as I reply to messages twice daily (morning and evening). I take my position here very seriously, and treat it like I would my private practice. You deserve top quality care!

Now a little bit about me on a personal level: I live in the panhandle of Florida with my beautiful huskies, and cats. While I try to keep my pets quiet and off screen, lucky clients may get glimpses of them on camera, or be treated to a conversation as my huskies love to talk at times. I am active in the animal rescue world. I have lived experience in multiple realms, from poverty, neurodiversity, being queer, and disability. You'll find that I have vivid, wild colored hair, and am okay with my weirdness. I bring my authentic self to session.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information



WA LMHC LH61185185


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Corazon (Cora) Burke. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have greatly appreciated Cora’s unique ability to relate, listen and help in creative ways. Her suggestions and information come through authentically and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be connected to her in this way. I highly recommend Cora to anyone seeking genuine support.

Written on Sep 23, 2023 after therapy with Corazon (Cora) for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cora is one of the best! Very well informed therapist, non-judgemental, and is truly there for patients. So happy to have found her!

Written on Jul 28, 2023 after therapy with Corazon (Cora) for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve been working with Cora for over a year and my anxiety has improved so much. I feel more prepared to handle things that life throws at me and I feel more confident as a person.

Written on Jul 05, 2023 after therapy with Corazon (Cora) for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Cora is a great listener and responds to me in my specific communication style while challenging me to be better and be more open. I struggle with showing and processing my emotions. Cora talks with me in a way to help me process my emotions and come to a good, healthy conclusion.

Written on Jun 12, 2023 after therapy with Corazon (Cora) for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Cora has helped me navigate through the largest change I've faced in my life when smaller changes have historically knocked me down. We've progressed to working on other issues and I feel I can talk to her freely and both be heard and offered sound advice and suggestions for improving my life.

Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Corazon (Cora) for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve only just started but I feel very special and lucky to get to know her. Thank you for this platform to connect me with someone so amazing and helpful.

Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Corazon (Cora) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues