Hello and Welcome to BetterHelp! I am so glad you've taken this step to seek out support for whatever you are going through. My name is Karla Burgess. I am a licensed independent mental health practitioner (LIMHP) in the great state of Nebraska. My 19 years of experience have taken place in either a hospital setting or in my private practice in a rural community. Being the only mental health practitioner in my area has given me experience with a wide range of mental health concerns such as anxiety/depression, behavioral concerns, parenting, relationship issues, and grief. My experience as a school counselor also makes me very comfortable working with kids, teens, and adults.
My treatment approach includes creating a strong relationship with the person that I work with. I'm trained in many theories of counseling but typically use ideas and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and a Client-Centered approach. I definitely believe in goal-directed work and make sure that the steps we are taking together are getting you closer to your counseling goals. Former and current clients describe me as kind, compassionate, caring, supportive, and empathetic. Creating a genuine connection with my clients is key to our success. I consider this opportunity to insert myself into your life a privilege and a huge responsibility. I look forward to getting to know you and helping you through whatever is hindering your growth and happiness.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Coping with life changes, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
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Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Karla for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Karla has been a Godsend for me this past year...giving me guidance and hope that I can change my ways of thinking.
Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Karla for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
She is thoughtful and genuinely engaged.
Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Karla for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes
I’ve really enjoyed my experience working with Karla so far! I was a bit nervous about using therapy through better help but it’s honestly been a great experience so far and I feel like Karla and I are a great match.
Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Karla for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Karla was super supported in the few times we exchanged messages. She provided options for me and listened most importantly which is huge. Thank you Karla for just listening and checking in on me.
Written on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Karla for 3 months
Karla is wonderful!! She listens to me thoroughly & helps me to fix the problems that I am having in my life that I need help with. Karla is very understanding & patient with me as I explain what I need help with to make my life better so that I do not make the same situation happen again & I can plan on making my life better.
Written on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Karla for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, a