Saundra Burleson

LCMHC

About Me

I am a dual-licensed, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist in North Carolina with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist/counselor and have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years. I work with clients with various issues related to depression, trauma, abuse, anxiety, relationships, life choices, and mental health diagnoses.

My counseling style is based on a foundation of genuine positive regard with no judgment. I approach clients respectfully, compassionately, and honestly with no pre-formed judgment about where they are or what they need. With an individualized combination of approaches that could include: cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, choice theory, dialectical behavior therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness activities, and acceptance and commitment therapy; I provide counseling support based on the needs of each individual client and create a safe space in which clients are provided opportunities to explore options with curiosity. Together with my clients, I tailor a treatment plan that addresses their unique and specific needs.

If you are experiencing obstacles that are making it difficult for you to achieve your intended goals, I am here to provide therapeutic support for you on your journey.

I invite you to reach out to me when you are ready or when you are considering taking that next step. I look forward to talking with you. I see clients on weekends and have a few weeknight appointments available. If you do not see something in my schedule that works for you, please let me know and we can talk about options.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

NC LCMHC 12925


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Saundra Burleson . 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 L.I. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Saundra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

I feel so comfortable taking to Saundra and trust that she will give me skills to help manage my stress.

Written by J.O. on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Saundra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She understand how her client emotion

Written by P.E. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Saundra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I have seen a huge change in myself since starting therapy with Saundra

Written by O.L. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Saundra for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sandy is amazing. I've had therapy on and off throughout my life and have never felt so supported and heard and as I do with Sandy. I think the most noticeable difference in her approach is her ability to be extremely compassionate and caring while also telling you like it is. She also offers real-world insights, tools and techniques that I've found to be extremely helpful outside of our sessions. It's more than just "how does that make you feel?" and I love that. Would HIGHLY recommend Sandy to anyone!

Written by M.A. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Saundra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I am grateful that I am doing this.

Written by R.U. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Saundra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I really appreciate all of the assistance provided by my counselor.

Written by M.I. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Saundra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sandy was very kind and non judge-mental from the begging. She made talking about things that were unpleasant very easy for me. I always felt like she really listened to me and my concerns. I am also appreciative of the time we spent together.

Written by J.O. on Sep 05, 2021 after therapy with Saundra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Sandy is a great fit for me. She listens (something that can be hard to do sometimes as I ramble), but also interjects when appropriate and asks questions or leads the conversation if I run out of things to discuss. Her candid and down-to-earth manner is comforting and disarming, allowing for an ease of conversation. She always comes across as supportive but doesn't shy away from challenging my way of thinking if it's muddled by my own mental state.

Written by M.I. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Saundra for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I think Saundra's strength is that she offers specific actions to take. In the past, counselors have not left me with a "to do" list... Saundra is the opposite and I really appreciate that

Written by L.A. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Saundra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Saundra knows what I am going through. She is a pleasure to talk to.

Work with me!