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William Burns, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Compassion fatigue
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About me

My specialty is working with people who have unresolved traumatic stress or losses; these may be complicated by depression and anxiety. Often people come to me feeling irritable, having difficulty sleeping or focusing, experiencing mood swings or angry outbursts. Sometimes they are avoiding people or places or activities out of fear. Sometimes they have intrusive thoughts and find themselves re-experiencing disturbing events. I help people work with their strengths and help them heal their pain and fear so that can thrive in their own way.

I have a long history of using mindfulness personally; now I use mindfulness and therapy to help my clients find tools for current relief and tools they can use going forward.

If you want to find your own path to your thriving life, I'm ready to help. I will bring my compassion, curiosity, courage, and patience. And I will encourage you to bring yours.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

MN LPCC 01175

Reviews

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William Burns is the best !!

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with William for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and bipolar disorder

A great therapist.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

First session went very well. He has a gift of sifting through all the noise and distilling it down to the core issue(s).

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with William for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes