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Katherine Burns, LCSW

Family conflicts Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

Life presents obstacles, such as traumas and loss, that may muddle our understanding of our unique gifts and strengths. We often are left with a distorted understanding of ourselves and a loss of clarity. I can work along side you to help you tap into your wisdom and learn new skills to move forward in the way that feels true to you.
I have worked with individuals struggling with life transitions, identity issues, self esteem, codependency, career changes, infertility and grief.
My personal and professional experiences have curated an interest in identity, origins, genealogy and how the many facets of culture contributes to our concept of “roots”. I am interested in helping adults who are grappling with DNA discoveries, often from genetic tests. Unknown genetic information frequently reveals family secrets and can cause a multitude of responses, commonly causing an identity disruption which affects the entire family. This experience is referred to as Misattributed Parentage Experience (MPE) or Non Parent Expected (NPE) and includes adoptees, donor conceived individuals and a variety of unique conceptions. I provide support for families facing fertility issues and the many choices on that path. I also enjoy working with people who are contemplating parenthood and all of the complexities that entails. My unique lens is helpful for clients facing these increasingly common situations.
I am a compassionate and open person who can be your support through self discovery and healing. My approach to therapy is strength based and curious. I believe you are the expert on your life and my job is to help you process potential changes in your identity and decide if your choices are still serving you. Please reach out if you feel I may be helpful on your journey.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Family conflicts Self esteem Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Self-Love, Women's Issues

Services offered

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License information

NM LCSW SWB-2022-0007

OK LCSW 6647


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

Katherine has been extremely helpful to me. In a short amount of time I feel like I have grown a lot from her helpful advice. She relates well to me and understand my concerns.

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Katherine is so compassionate and a wonderful listener. She always takes time to consider my specific needs and I never feel like I’m getting cookie-cutter advice or responses. Talking to her feels extremely safe and I leave each session feeling empowered and heard.

Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Katherine has been such a support on my personal growth journey. She listens deeply, gives intentional guidance, and truly hears and responds to your needs. She made me feel so seen. Even in our short time working together, I gained so much clarity and insight into my well-being.

Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Katherine for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes