About Patricia Burkert, LCSW
People need people. Every day in her work, Ms. Burkert sees this in her work with patients. 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 patients a non-judgmental ear, a compassionate attitude, and, quite often, a different perspective. The people she works with coming to her for a variety of reasons, whether they want to vent, want to work towards a goal that feels insurmountable, or 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 patients 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 patients every step of the way.
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Alcohol Use
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- PTSD - Childhood Trauma
- PTSD - Victim of Abuse
- Opioid/Pain Med Use
- Drug Use (non-opioid)
- Personality Disorder
- 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
April 23, 2021
She's professional and the best therapist I've had.
April 20, 2021
Trish is amazing & I love working with her.
April 15, 2021
Very good therapist who really listens, understands and cares
April 15, 2021
Excellent therapy and compassion for unusual circumstances.
April 1, 2021
Patricia Burkert provides excellent care!
March 29, 2021
I feel I am really connecting with Trish. She is pushing me just the right amount so that I change for the better because I want to