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Saundra Burleson , LCMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Intimacy-related issues Self esteem Depression
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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.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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

License information

NC LCMHC 12925


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.

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

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Saundra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She understand how her client emotion

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

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

Written 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

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 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

I am grateful that I am doing this.

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

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