Burns Virtual Psychological Solutions

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Postnatal Services

In 2020-2021, Dr. Burns completed the Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship, an intensive, interdisciplinary training and mentoring program for professionals who work with children ages 0 to 5. Dr. Burns learned from some of the most recognized experts in the field of infant mental health. This fellowship provided a rich, interdisciplinary learning experience that was designed to teach professionals the latest thinking and research on models of care and to support a deep and broad understanding of relationship-based therapies. During this fellowship, Dr. Burns was certified in the Newborn Behavioral Observations (NBO) system, as well as the Nursing Child Assessment Satellite Training (NCAST) Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Feeding Scale.

The NBO is an infant-focused, family-centered, and strengths-based tool that offers individualized information to parents about their baby’s communication strategies and overall development, with a view to strengthening the parent-infant relationship. The NBO can be done on babies from birth-3 months. For more information on the NBO, please visit: https://www.newbornbehaviorinternational.org/nbo-1

The NCAST PCI Feeding Scale is a way for a parent/caregiver to understand their bond with their baby during a feeding session (nursing or feeding from a bottle). For more information on the NCAST PCI Feeding Scale, please visit: https://www.pcrprograms.org/parent-child-interaction-pci-feeding-teaching-scales/

If you are a parent/caregiver wanting to learn how to better understand and connect with your baby, these services are for you. In addition to the NBO and NCAST, Dr. Burns offers a supplemental service where she teaches parents how to read their baby’s cues using BabyCues® – A Child’s First Language. For more information on BabyCues® – A Child’s First Language, please watch the following video :

These tools and trainings can help parents and caregivers answer questions such as:

  • How can I tell my baby is ready to play and interact?
  • How do I know my child needs a break from an activity?
  • What combination of cues might tell me if my baby is hungry or full?
  • How can I readily respond to cues to help prevent tantrums?
  • How can I tell my infant is full?



The following materials will be needed for the parent/caregiver to complete the NBO:

  • Small red ball
  • Small rattle
  • Small flashlight

Please contact [email protected] for more information.

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Exciting news!

We have partnered with Alma and now accept Aetna and Optum insurance for California and Texas residents.

If you’re interested in using your insurance, please call us at 916-234-6323 or email us at .

Are you someone who identifies as neurodivergent? Dr. Burns and her team take a neuroaffirmative approach in their work to meet neurodivergent individuals where they are in a safe and validating environment.