Hello! My name is Joan E. Burgos, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counseler in the state of Oklahoma. For the past six years, I have worked as a counselor for two major community mental health agencies in the city of Tulsa. During this time, I have worked with both teenagers and adults experiencing a wide range of mental health issues, from depression to schizophrenia. I graduated with my MA in clinical psychology from the University of Tulsa in 2013. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behaivoral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, and my own therapeutic style combines elements of each.
I've been passionate about psychology my entire life. As someone who has experienced serious mental health issues herself, I am intimately familiar with both sides of the therapeutic relationship. I have found it extremely beneficial to my practice to understand what it's like to sit in the client's chair, sharing a client's expectations for treatment. As a transwoman, it has been my pleasure to grow along with my local LGBT+ community. I have served as a volunteer counselor for an outdoor camp for LGBT+ youth, assisting teens with mental health issues and addressing crises that popped up during the trip. As a person of color, I have labored within my community to improve resource accessibility for other people of color, working most closely with the local Hispanic community.
When I'm not doing therapy, I am an avid gamer and writer. I write primarily urban fantasy and science fiction, and I enjoy writing about psychological and philosophical subjects. I have a BA from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in both English and Philosophy. I look forward to meeting and working with you to help you discover and become the best version of you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , ADHD Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
LPC #6428 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Joan has been a great listener and proactive in his counseling approach.
In 5 minutes i got more help from her than i did with 5 months of other doctors
Honestly, I absolutely love how helpful she is. She helped me feel very comfortable very quickly, which has never happened to me before and I have been through a LOT of therapy. I felt she addressed my situation with haste and we jumped head first into my trauma and it wasn't as scary as anticipated! I think she is very good at what she does.