Referring Providers

About Patricia Burkert, LCSW

People need people. Every day in her work, Ms. Burkert sees this in her work with clients. Since life comes with challenges, she believes that none of us are meant to be alone in the world, and none of us are meant to tackle every difficulty alone. In a society that prides itself on self-sufficiency, Patricia knows that it takes great courage to ask for what you need, particularly if what you need is support from others. She offers clients a non-judgmental ear, a compassionate attitude and, quite often, a different perspective. The people she works with come to her for a variety of reasons, whether they want to vent, want to work towards a goal that feels insurmountable, or they need support, clarity and guidance to untangle past issues. Most often, Patricia works from a strengths-based perspective, utilizing skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Training (DBT) and Solution Focused therapies, along with other modalities as appropriate.  Recognizing that some may see therapy as intimidating, Ms. Burkert strives to create an environment where clients feel fully comfortable and where humor, joy and laughter are welcome alongside more challenging feelings. She believes that small successes are foundational to greater achievements. Change requires action—however big or small—and she supports her clients every step of the way.

Partial List of Treatment Areas

  • Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • PTSD - Childhood Trauma
  • PTSD - Victim of Abuse
  • Opioid/Pain Med Use
  • Drug Use (non-opioid)
  • Personality Disorder
  • badge-3 TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program

Education & Certifications

– Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN
– 40 Hour State of California Domestic Violence Training

Accepted Insurance

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Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas

Tropical Storm Isaias is headed towards the Carolinas. Please note that we plan to be open for appointments; however, be aware that power outages may be widespread which may impact telehealth and other appointments. We may not know until the last minute in all of our locations on Tuesday. Please be patient. We will waive missed appointment charges on Tuesday, August 4th in light of complications from the weather. If you and your provider are unable to connect, we will reach out to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible.