Individual and Group Therapy
Dr. Burns and her team offer Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to children, teenagers, and adults struggling with symptoms related to depression, anxiety, trauma, autism, or ADHD. For more information on CBT, please click here. You can also click here to learn more about CPT. If you are interested in scheduling therapy for yourself or your child, please email [email protected].
Fees for working with Dr. Burns:
- $250 for 50-minute session
- $125 for 30-minute session
- $150 for 50-minute session
- $ 75 for 30-minute session
Dr. Burns and her team offer anxiety group therapy for children and adolescents. They utilize the Coping Cat (for ages 7-13) and C.A.T. Project (for ages 14-17) curricula. These are Cognitive-Behavioral evidence-based therapy practices used to treat anxiety.
The programs help children and adolescents recognize and understand their anxious feelings and to develop strategies to deal with anxiety-provoking situations. Each program integrates four components:
1) recognizing and understanding emotional and physical reactions to anxiety
2) clarifying thoughts and feelings in anxious situations
3) developing plans for effective coping
4) evaluating performance and giving self-reinforcement
The first 8 sessions focus on training and psychoeducation and the remaining 8 sessions include practicing the skills learned during the first 8 weeks. Intervention techniques include modeling of real-life situations, role-playing, and relaxation training.
Groups are 100% virtual. Cohorts are grouped by age. Group sizes will range from 3-5 patients at a time and meet weekly for 1.5 hours. Groups typically run for 16 weeks, but abbreviated versions of the groups are 8 weeks and available upon request. The group schedule will be dependent on patient and clinician availability.
Each parent and participant will need to use the Coping Cat or C.A.T. Project workbook, depending on their group. The workbooks will be provided to families free of charge.
Please email [email protected] for more information.
Sankofa Parent Support Group
Sankofa was founded in 2015 in order to meet the unique needs of parents of Black children with autism and other developmental disabilities. It is free and all meetings are held virtually. Dr. Burns is one of the co-facilitators for Sankofa. The word Sankofa comes from an African language which means “go back and fetch it” which is significant to the mission and purpose of the group – to take information/resources we learn back to people in the community. Sankofa has supported the needs of parents by providing advocacy & resources that have increased awareness of developmental disabilities. Please email [email protected] for more information.