Laurie Burke, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

I provide psychotherapy for bereaved adults . My primary area of expertise is helping individuals who struggle following the loss of a loved one, by specializing in treatment for Complicated Grief, Traumatic Death Loss, and Spiritual Distress during Bereavement.


  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I treat individuals, couples, and families who have experienced the death of a of loved one. My theoretical orientation is eclectic, spanning the full spectrum from constructivist-type approaches to cognitive-behavioral therapy. In my work with grieving or traumatically bereaved adults, I have found success in using trauma- and emotion-focused techniques that highlight the person's relationship to their primary attachment figures. Together with the patient, I explore the meaning they make of their loss and other issues that surface, including conflict, discord, and distress they may feel in relation to God, the universe, or others in their spiritual community. I facilitate discussion and writing assignments that allow clients to narrate and re-story their experiences in their own words.

My Background

EDUCATION: Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (APA Accredited); M.S., Psychology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN; B.A., Psychology, Marylhurst University, Portland, OR; CLINICAL TRAINING: Post-doctoral Clinical/Research Residency; Transitions Professional Center, LLC; Institute for the Study of Loss and Transition, Portland, OR; Pre-doctoral Clinical Internship (APA Accredited); Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Memphis, TN; PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: American Psychological Association; Oregon Psychological Association; APA Division 36— Psychology of Religion and Spirituality; Association for Death Education and Counseling

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 5036731848
  • Website
  • 7000 SW Hampton St., Suite 204
    PORTLAND, OR 97223

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