Lesley Burke

Licensed Professional Counselor

I hold a BA in Visual Art and a MA in Counseling/ Art Therapy. As a practicing artist and art therapist, I enjoy helping others to connect to the healing power of creative expression.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

I will work with you to create an individualized approach to meet your needs. I offer several different methods for individual therapy including art therapy, EMDR, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT skills training and practice, and substance abuse counseling. I may also incorporate some yoga-based breath and body awareness practices to facilitate relaxation and grounding after sessions involving trauma work. I strive to create a trauma-informed, non-judgmental healing space for my clients. I welcome people from diverse cultural backgrounds and lifestyles, and am LGBTQ affirming.

My Background

I have been practicing in Oregon since 2007, in addiction treatment, community mental health, eating disorder treatment, and private practice. I currently focus on trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and non-ordinary states of consciousness. I use EMDR, Art Therapy, DBT skills and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am a certified yoga teacher, have completed EMDR basic training through EMDRIA, and am a Registered Art Therapist (ATR). I have training and experience in integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness (spontaneous or substance-induced) and approach the use of psychedelics from a harm reduction perspective. I also have experience in abstinence-based addiction treatment and relapse prevention. I view substance abuse as a symptom of trauma and a way of coping with pain, and have compassion for those struggling with addiction.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Premera
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence BC/BS
  • Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH)
  • United Behavioral Health


  • 503-459-1675
  • Website
  • 959 SE Division St, Suite 315
    Portland, OR 97214

At a Glance

  • Experience: 12 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Hosford-Abernathy
  • Rate: $120-120/session

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