Better Quality of Life
RICHARD BURNS, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Biography - "I focus on clients’ needs, preferences, and strengths as the basis of my work."
With over 15 years of experience working in the field of mental health, I focus on clients’ needs, preferences, and strengths as the basis of my work. I am experienced in working with teens, adults, and families to address concerns including:
Client needs, preferences, and strengths form the basis of my work, with an emphasis on collaboration. I draw from several therapeutic traditions, including family systems, CBT, solution-focused therapies, as well as EMDR and other strategies for working through trauma.
By identifying strengths and hopes, my clients and I work together to define goals and a plan to reach them. We work on effective communication, building connection, and helpful problem-solving as a means for the client to lead the life they desire.
- Master of Science, Rehabilitation Counseling, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; Graduate Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- National Certified Counselor – National Board of Certified Counselors, Greensboro, NC
State of Minnesota Licensure
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #2365
Areas of Focus
Abuse/Violence, Academic Concerns, Acute Stress, ADHD/Learning Disorders, Adolescents/Teens, Alcoholism/Chemical Addiction/Recovery, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar, Couples, Crisis Intervention, Depression/Mood Disorders, Dysfunctional Families, Men's/Women's Issues, PTSD/Trauma