I am a Professional Counselor currently licensed in New Jersey and Minnesota. I have more than 30 years of experience as a counselor, coach, and therapist.
I find that fulfilling and effective therapy begins with developing a relationship in which clients feel heard and understood. From that foundation it is important to collaboratively plan to develop skills that can help to flexibly move past stuck places that impede one from living a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
My approach is compassionate and client-centered. I have an eclectic framework utilizing a humanistic and systems based understanding and a behavioral and cognitive approach to adaptation, change, and skill building.
Many mental health challenges stem from becoming ‘stuck’ in the narratives and messages we tell ourselves. Recognizing these patterns, being clear about the values and vision by which one would like to live, and putting in place skills to move past those stuck places and toward a more satisfying and rewarding life is our goal.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Cancer, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Smoking/Vaping Cessation
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy
NJ LPC 37PC00023400
MN LPCC 2908
Dr. Burke has been extremely helpful in helping me navigate a difficult time in my life. He gives his full attention and recalls specific details from previous sessions. I feel very comfortable talking to him and always feel better after a session.
Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and grief
Dr. Burke is compassionate and caring and is teaching me to treat myself with care!
Written on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd
Dr. Burke is a good guy. I meet with him on a weekly basis just to talk and he's given me I site on my negative traits. He listeners well and is very knowledgeable in regards to skills for coping. Dr. Burke is easy to talk to and will provide valuable insight to help you with whatever you are going to therapy for.
Written on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem