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Laura Burns, LCSW, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello there! My name is Laura Burns. I earned my Masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Michigan and Arizona with 20 years of experience primarily in the mental health arena.

I've worked in a variety of settings including mental health centers, Psychiatric ER, Child Advocacy Center, Partial Hospitalization Program, home-based programs, a prison, and in a private practice. My therapy approach combines solution focused, client centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

I worked with trauma early on in my career. I do not treat complex trauma. This means that if you have suffered multiple traumas over a long period of time, or currently suffer from PTSD, you would be best served by a trauma informed therapist with more specialized training. We all have some type of trauma, so if you've worked on your trauma but feel it still contributes to relationship issues, low self esteem, trust issues, ect, I'm happy to work with you.

It takes courage to ask for help. I am here to listen and support you in a safe, supportive, nonjudgmental environment. Healing and making lasting changes to become happier and healthier are my priority. I look forward to working with you. Take care!

** Arizona clients- I am currently 3 hours ahead of you so please keep this in mind when scheduling. Thank you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Compassion fatigue, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information


MI LMSW 6801090045


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

Dr. Laura is so thoughtful & personal, she really has helped me so much, & I so appreciate her!!!❤️

Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 8 months on issues concerning depression, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Laura is so easy to talk to, gives great advice and caring. Responds in timely manner and checks in with me to see how I been.

Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I just started therapy and I’m so happy that I did! I feel that I was matched with the perfect therapist for me and and I truly look forward to my therapy sessions instead of having anxiety about my sessions like I have had in the past. I’m looking forward to our work together and happy that I made the choice to get the help that I need.

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and eating disorders

I love having her as my therapist! Laura truly cares for her clients and is good at helping me come up with solutions to my problems and alternatives to my maladaptive behaviors.

Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She's great

Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I have only had one session with Laura so far. She seemed to be very supportive in the issues I have going on. Asked alot of questions, listed to me talk about everything and cry. I look forward to talking with her soon. It was great being able to open up with her to talk about my life.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd