Laura Burns

LMSW, LCSW

About Me

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 (LCSW) based in Michigan with 20 years of experience. I am also licensed in Arizona. I've worked in a variety of settings including a child advocacy center, shelters, outpatient mental health facilities, a psychiatric emergency room, a juvenile delinquency center, and in private practice. I’ve worked with people individually and in groups who were challenged by depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and abuse. My approach combines solution focused, client centered, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Please keep in mind that I do not treat complex trauma. This means that if you have suffered multiple traumas over a period of time that you would be better served by a trauma informed therapist with specialized training.

It takes courage to ask for help. I am here to listen and support you in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. Together we can make the necessary changes for you to heal, experience joy, and live the life that you want. I look forward to working with you. Take care!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MI LMSW 6801090045

AZ LCSW LCSW-19177


Reviews

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.

Written by M.E. on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

It took me a long time to move forward to obtain mental health therapy because I had done family therapy in the past and it was a very poor experience. After my first visit with Laura Burns, it was very clear that I made the right decision to start therapy again. Laura made me feel safe and empowered to be vulnerable and open with my feelings am my current mental state. She provided me with some very effective coping skills to help me manage between our visits. I am in such a breed head space because of Laura. I cannot thank her enough for being available for me.
Thank you

Written by K.E. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

My experience with Laura has been amazing! She is so supportive and patient! She offers insight, a variety of perspective, and realistic goals + solutions. No matter the issue or topic at hand, she provides comfort, understanding, and practicality. Laura gives me straight and honest feedback while valuing my opinions and feelings. She has, and continues to, extend quality therapy :)

Written by M.I. on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Extremely powerful sessions really helps

Written by A.D. on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura is very kind and open with her patients. I have learned greatly more about myself and would highly recommend her to other patients. She's very supportive and non-judgmental

Written by S.U. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and sleeping disorders

Great listener, very thoughtful and empathetic! Responsive and engaging!

Written by M.I. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I had 3 sessions with Laura and they have been wonderful. She helps me deal and cope with things I need help with. I had other therapist in the past but they don’t compare to Laura.

Written by L.I. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She has helped me a great deal and I'm moving forward

Written by S.A. on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I love that she listened without judgment and helped me focus on what made me who I am such as my values.

Written by T.O. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Laura is understanding, on time and a great listener with no judgement. She has offered me worksheets to work on for our next session and it doesn't feel like work. She offers insight and different ways to look at problems. I feel that Laura was picked just for me and I'm not afraid to open up more. I wish I had learned about Better Help and Laura sooner.

Written by C.H. on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Laura has been very understanding, supportive, and friendly. This week will be our third session and it's crazy how the time flies while in a session. I'm glad to have someone help me.

Written by T.A. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Very helpful, very thoughtful, highly recommend.

Written by I.N. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Laura is amazing, she really grasped what my goals were and gave me the proper tools to complete them. She listened to me and took my moral and views into consideration when she spoke with me. I would highly recommend her services.

Written by M.A. on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s very encouraging, thoughtful and provides excellent advice!

Written by B.J. on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Laura for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Laura is great! She has helped me a ton in just a few sessions. Her guidance allowed me see things I was unaware of, and put me on track to address those thing. Very glad I was matched with her!

Written by L.E. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laura is understanding and easy to talk to. She offers great coping strategies also.

Written by A.N. on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Amazing!

Written by R.O. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura is such a good listener! I was so full when we first connected and she was attentive to my needs and gave me feedback that was supporting.

Written by C.A. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

Laura is wonderful and very helpful! I very much appreciate her help and am thankful she has been there for me through what I have had going on! Thank you, Laura!

Written by N.I. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

Laura is a very good listener and she is very empathetic. I feel heard and understood during our sessions. I would recommend her as she is personable and easy to talk to.

Written by S.T. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I love Laura ! She is such a good listener !

Written by C.O. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laura is great at listening and taking the personal information I give to her to ask appropriate probing questions to help me gain a better understanding of my issues at hand and how to best handle them. She makes me feel very comfortable. It is very easy to talk with her.

Written by R.A. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Laura is very easy to talk to and is very open to listening along with asking questions and making statements that can make you understand a different point of view. I appreciate her for helping me navigate through some of my life situations.

Written by C.A. on Aug 20, 2021 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 coping with life changes

Laura is very down to earth and understanding. She listens well and asks great probing questions to get you thinking. I can tell she's interested in hearing me out and dedicated to helping. Highly recommend her!!

Written by S.T. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Laura for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I cannot say enough about how incredibly blessed and grateful I am to have randomly been assigned a counselor who is absolutely phenomenal. The quality of care, true understanding, and real expertise which embodies Laura Burns is second to none. She listens carefully and patiently, absorbing the details of my - sometimes quite lengthy - life events. I feel "heard" and understood in a way that other counselors and therapists in previous experiences have unfortunately not been able to do quite as effectively.

Additionally, she actually provides tools and suggestions that I can immediately utilize in my current life! She really is able to weave her way through the minutia, identify the underlying issue, and provide spot-on advice on how to live life better and healthier. This is so helpful and a primary reason why I feel therapy is so beneficial!

I am beyond satisfied with the excellent service provided by Ms. Burns. It is a complete bonus that Better Help is so incredibly convenieht, easy to navigate (as a site), and affordable. I had been wanting to get back into therapy for quite awhile, but I just didn't make the time (or necessarily have appointment time, travel time, etc) to commit to it . This, however, is such a remarkable tool for anyone considering therapy or counseling. Worth every penny! Thank you Laura Burns!!

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