Lindsey F. Burns, MS, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
My Counseling Philosophy:
I believe that all beginnings, transitions, and endings have the power to transform us when we can lean into the discomfort and discover our own internal well of resources and resilience. Sometimes, this means seeking the guidance of a safe and compassionate professional to help us discover this within ourselves while we walk our healing journey.
To support this courageous work with my clients, I strive to co-create a safe space where compassion, humor, and honesty help people knit together perspectives that allow them to step into their most authentic selves. It is with deep gratitude that I offer to walk alongside you on your personal healing journey.
Training and Therapy Approach:
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in WA state, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor. I’ve received advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR – an evidence-based trauma treatment), Trauma Informed Care, and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (also known as Maternal Men-tal Health).
I collaborate with each client to identify goals for our time together, and enjoy combining traditional talk therapy with music, art, skill-building, and experiential approaches to help you get there. In addition, I offer Gottman Method Bringing Baby Home workshops and MotherWoman group peer support meetings (for more information on groups and workshops, please visit my website at ka-leidoscopewellness.com).
I offer individual psychotherapy and trauma processing services to clients age 16 years and be-yond, with a special focus on those seeking support before, during, and/or after pregnancy or birth or with the transition to parenthood, including birth professionals and family members who may have experienced secondary trauma. I currently offer couples therapy services only to those part-ners specifically looking to address perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), birth trauma, and/or the transition to parenthood and its impact on the family system.
In addition to my specialized clinical focus, I work with young adults (16+) experiencing a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, anger, codependency, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, life transitions, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I also enjoy working with those clients interested in pursuing personal growth and development.
What to Expect from Me?
You can expect that I will welcome you with compassion, honesty, and humility. I will hold you accountable, laugh with you, celebrate with you, and hold a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore and process heartbreak and sorrow. I will use a balanced approach of empathic listening, psychoeducation, skill development, attunement, and life experience to ask reflective questions and help you explore your inner truth. I am deeply honored to witness my empowered clients step into their truth with courage and self-compassion.
When I Am Not Working:
When I am not working, you can find me reading fiction or self-improvement books, playing table-top card and board games (the nerdier, the better!), attending a musical theatre show, or laughing and hanging out with friends and family. I also love camping and hiking, and engaging in such contemplative practices as meditation and journaling, running and vegetarian cooking. I share my life with my two kiddos, my silly husband, and our three rescued “fur babies”. I am proud to be labeled as a “Cat-Lady” by my loved ones.
Music and the creative arts are also critically important aspects of my life, and I enjoy bringing them into session whenever possible.