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Susan Burke, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Anger management Depression
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About me

I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California for over 19 years with a total of 26 years working in the mental health field. My experience lies in residential, private practice, and educational settings working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My treatment methods are tailored to each individual client's needs and include such modalities as Cognitive Behavioral, Solution focused, and Mindfulness therapy. My focus in treatment is to create a warm and nurturing environment where my clients have a safe and supportive place to work on their goals and lead a more happy and fulfilling life. I believe in collaborating with my clients in order to create realistic and obtainable treatment goals in a supportive setting.

My specialties are include depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, abuse, grief and loss, self harm, LGTBQ , and anger management. I also have experience in working with clients with Autism and Asperger's disorders, traumatic brain injuries, and intellectual development disorders.

I look forward to working with you and am glad you have made the first step to live your best possible life and become the best version of yourself.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

CA LMFT 39069


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

Susan is very sweet and kind, I feel comfortable in our sessions and she always ask me questions about myself that brings me self awareness. She provides good material for reading as well which is very helpful, I recommend her

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Susan is great. Heard what I have to say and offers great applicable help to my situation. She’s awesome. I’d write more but I don’t have time!

Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Susan and I have been working together since March 2021. I am very grateful for the wonderful opportunity of having her support and guidance through my most difficult situations, relationship failures, and vulnerable moments I have had to endure. I have always felt respected and understood by her.

Susan is a very warm and friendly person so speaking with her has always felt very natural. She takes her time to listen to me and her advice and suggestions have always been super helpful. On top of that she always provides PDF attachments that are extra helpful after my sessions with her! This is the most helpful therapist I have ever had, I am super happy to have connected with her!

I can definitely say she has played a big in my healing journey and I couldn’t be any happier!

Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Susan is very good at listening, and can help you see issues and problems in helpful ways. She is both practical and empathetic, two of the most important things I wish from a counsellor.

Written on May 30, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management