Shelley L. Burke, LPC

Are you feeling anxious, sad, overwhelmed, or disconnected?  Are your friends and family scared for you or just don’t understand how to help?  Together we can find a way through your current situation.

                I know asking for help can be a difficult action to take.  You may feel anxious or you may believe you are weak, if you say you want support.  I absolutely believe that it is brave and wise to reach out and say, “I need help.”  I am humbled by that courage every day and feel honored to assist people in their lives.

                Whether you want recovery support with addiction issues, a deeper understanding of yourself and other, or to learn new skills to manage or change symptoms or behavior, I can help.  I believe everyone has the ability to grow, heal, and reach an optimum state of health and well-being, and that includes you!

Counseling, Mindfulness, & Recovery LLC

My name is Shelley Burke and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  I work with adults ages 18 and up and can support you as you learn to grow and flourish in new ways.  You decide the treatment focus, and I will provide my knowledge and experience to assist you in meeting your goals.

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University in Colorado.  I have worked individually with adults, including combat veterans, as well as led counseling groups on a wide range of topics.  I have experience treating clients with dual diagnoses (having both mental health and substance abuse issues), as well as treating adults who have never tried alcohol or drugs.  My work has been in a variety of settings including residential treatment centers, private practice, a supported housing program, a university, a therapeutic boarding school, a wilderness intervention program, a domestic violence shelter, and the Boulder Veteran Center. 

I take a gentle approach and will support you in your growth and healing. I can help you recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, or most other difficulties you may be facing.  Because I have worked in multiple agencies, I have had the honor of assisting many individuals with different difficulties at different points in their lives.  My area of expertise includes mindfulness training, and I qualify my orientation as Eclectic-Psychotherapy since I choose what is most valid or relevant from the whole therapeutic spectrum depending on the needs and preferences of the specific client I am working with at the time.  Whichever approach is best suited for you is what we will decide together in our first few sessions. 

If you are interested in mindfulness and/or meditation, there is abundant research available documenting its’ assistance in improving attention, reducing suffering, and increasing resilience, among many other benefits.  I encourage you to explore this research further, some of which can be located on the web under ‘contemplative research’ for more information.  For those in recovery from addiction issues, the research states that establishing a daily mindfulness practice when coupled with traditional treatment options is more effective than stand-alone traditional treatment.  Lastly, I adhere to the principles of trauma-informed care by understanding the impact of trauma as an important first step in becoming a compassionate and supportive community.  I take a gentle approach and will listen deeply to what you share with me.  Please take that first step and give me a call.

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