Daffaney Burnside

LCSW

About me

I am a individual and family therapist licensed in Illinois with over 5 years of experience working as a psychotherapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I have specialized experience working in residential based treatment providing long term care-treatment as well as short term crisis outpatient-field work. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns and diagnoses including depression, anxiety, parenting problems, abandonment issues, grief and loss, trauma, mood disorders, etc.

As a child, I always wanted to pursue a career where I could assist with an individual’s growth, creativity and happiness. I learned at a young age the struggles that life can bring, not only through the inevitable, but also through situational traumas that we at times have to face and endure. Being an active member in the clinical field of helping professionals, I have certainly learned the importance of patience, empathy and peace. Identifying and securing ones’ purpose in life, creates the true masterpiece of one’s story. My goal is to assist you in your journey to self-actualization.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I meet my clients where they are using therapeutic approaches that will better meet their needs. I often use client centered, CBT, DBT and mindfulness therapeutic approaches in my practice.

Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, grief, anxiety, or major life changes? There comes a time when help is wanted and needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

IL LCSW 149.023650


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Daffaney Burnside. 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.

Written on Nov 12, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Daffaney is a pro listener. I have trouble focusing on subjects sometimes and Daffaney is excellent with helping keep me on track with my ideas. She is good at allowing me to find my own way to the solution.

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great at what she does, really makes you feel comfortable. She helps keep the sessions moving and asked questions that really get you thinking

Written on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Mindful that people have to process things in their own way. She offered suggestions and activities that helped me understand “me”. I grateful for her expertise and her active listening skills
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Written on Jul 02, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She’s so supportive and kind. And gives me great ways to practice self awareness and self care through the week.

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Daffaney is a great therapist, she listens and offers great advice and I feel comfortable and safe when talking to her about my trama.

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and career difficulties

Daffaney is impressive with her preparation

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I've had bad experiences with therapists in the past, but Daffaney has been so kind, very understanding, and overall made me view seeking help in another light that was never shown to be before I had her. 100% recommend and I don't regret it!

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, eating disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Daffaney is so great. She gets my humor and knows just what to say to make me feel better and makes me think deeper about myself.

Written on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She listens to & encourages me to be my best me

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

She supports me, understands my feelings and gives me worksheets to try to help me move forward and understanding my feelings.

Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

literally just recommended this to a friend

Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, adhd, anger management, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

She is very professional and supportive.

Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I think Daffaney is a great counselor. I like her approach and her support when we do our one on one sessions. I feel like I have a friend to talk to when I need it most.

Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s a great therapist

Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Daffaney is awesome. She is very responsive, a great listener and knows exactly when to step in. She has been so helpful with my anxiety and it has only been a month. Her availability is flexible. I had a choice to do live chats which makes you feel like you can openly share your thoughts without seeing the person. Some people would feel more comfortable with this who has anxiety. I wished I had found her long before now.

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Daffaney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Daffaney is a wonderful therapist!

Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Daffaney for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and anger management

Caring, attentive, and has proper skills to provide good therapy.

Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Daffaney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is awesome and I think she is capable of empathy and challenges me to think in a different way about myself

Work with me!