Hello, I am grateful you stopped by!
Are you facing an acute stressor (short-term or sudden onset), seeking prevention of health-related concerns, brushing up on a relapse or maintenance plan, or just trying to figure out the next steps in your journey? I believe, working together, you can achieve the results you are seeking.
Having people share their challenges with me, often during extremely vulnerable times in their life, is very humbling. You will be greeted with respect and acceptance in a safe and nonjudgmental space. I must warn you that I enjoy a good dose of humor as often as possible, though it will be reserved for appropriate times.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in the states of Georgia and Florida. I have served in helping professions for more than a decade as a Secondary Teacher and Mental Health Therapist. I graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education specializing in science and a Master of Social Work specializing in mental health.
For the last 2+years I have been providing behavioral health services to Active Duty Military members, their dependents and Retirees. During a typical week I provide counseling services for Depression, Anxiety, Adjustment Disorder, Increased Stress Reactions, Insomnia, Suicidality, PTSD, Life Goals, ADHD, Weight Loss, Diabetes, Hypertension, Chronic Pain, Relationship issues, Grief, Compassion Fatigue, Addictions, Anger and more.
My treatment approach is Client-Centered. You are unique and so are your circumstances therefore, placing your expectations and goals in the center of treatment is the way to go. We will utilize your strengths to create and master measurable goals that are the stepping-stones to your desired outcome. You will likely uncover strengths you had forgotten about or simply have not tapped into!
Therapy should always have a desired outcome, measurable goals and be guided by evidenced-based therapies. Some people are looking for long-term psychotherapy and others are looking for short-term Solution-Focused treatment with quickly achievable goals or elimination of symptoms. During our time together we will explore which evidenced-based methods you prefer.
Since 2013, I have concentrated on providing mental health services to adults though I sometimes work with teenagers and children. I have been privileged to work and serve with a myriad of leading professionals spanning across multiple disciplines in the Medical and Mental Health fields; hospital medical floors, emergency rooms, inpatient dual diagnosis facilities, outpatient dual diagnosis facilities, private practice and primary care physician settings as well as the Department Of Family And Children Services. These experiences have challenged me and led me to acquiring expertise in many areas to better serve my clients.
I look forward to assisting you on this journey to a healthier and happier you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Military and Veterans Issues, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LCSW SW19743
GA LCSW CSW006723
Dr. Burns is helping me many ways. My growth is happening because of my decisions, but she deserves credit as well. She is kind, intelligent in many ways and is open-minded. She’s opening new ways for me to think and understand my emotions and others. Moving forward is a process. I’m glad I’ve officially started my therapy journey with her.
Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Ginger for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Wonderful therapist. Don't forget to COMMUNICATE with her, for maximum results.
Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Ginger for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ginger is very knowledgeable and thorough. She takes time to explain the why behind issues and works step by step on correction without overwhelming you.
Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Ginger for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
I actually got matched with Ginger after my first therapist didn’t work out due to our schedules not working with each other. She took over and was absolutely amazing she discovered what had been triggering my stress and anxiety so much for so many years. It had gotten to the point I ended up in the hospital, but with her help and guidance I’ve actually gotten a new job that I’m far happier at, I have time with my family, and will be going back to college at the end of the month. It really hit home how much she has helped when I came home one day and my wife asked me why I seemed so happy, I didn’t notice anything different I was doing but she kept saying how I looked so much more relaxed and like all this weight was off my shoulders and I was glowing with life again. This being after talking with Ginger for only a few weeks. I’ll continue to get help from her and will continue to recommend her to anyone else out there who feels like they’ve hit a dead end or have no options or no one out there for them. This has changed my life in so many ways and that I had never thought possible. Thank you again so much Miss Ginger this truly has been a God sent for me and my family
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Ginger for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and career difficulties
She's great. She's helped me so much in learning how to cope with feelings and helped me to overcome my anxiety, which was making me unable to speak or think at times. Cannot recommend her enough!
Written on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Ginger for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
Ginger has been very outcomes focused and offers techniques that I can apply to my everyday life to help alleviate the issues I'm facing
Written on May 31, 2021 after therapy with Ginger for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders