Courtney Burns

Courtney Burns

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I love what I do! I believe that therapy is collaboration. Each of us is an expert in our own experience. My role as a therapist is to assist you in understanding your experiences and to find ways of making meaning out of them.

Client Status

not accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $80-$120

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2011

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Family
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Cigna
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My approach is to use the here and now to facilitate insight into the patterns of living that each of us finds ourselves in. Techniques utilized include; mindfulness, decisional balance analysis, writing exercises and motivational interviewing. I work to contribute coping skills to help sort through difficult feelings. When working with children, teens and families, I like to get creative! This can mean art or play therapy techniques. Parenting is hard work! I like to partner with parents to help you practice your values and bring about more calm at home. I have also expanded my practice to include telehealth, meaning I am able to conduct virtual sessions online.

I have experience working with a wide array of clients. I do have specialized training in domestic violence, trauma in children and adults, as well as substance abuse. I provide therapy to families, children, adolescents and adults. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Portland State University and a Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago.

Techniques I Use


  • Psychodynamic  External link

    I believe that viewing our feelings from outside in as well as inside out can provide us with the most insight into ourselves. My graduate training was focused in psychodynamic and attachment schools of thought.

  • Play Therapy  External link

    I have received specialized training in utilizing play therapy with children. I have worked a variety of settings to practice play therapy with children experiencing trauma or other life changes.

  • Family Systems External link

    I believe that when working with a child one must also work with the family in order for actual change to occur. I have experience partnering with families in a variety of settings to facilitate change within the family system.

Issues I Treat


  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 External link

    As a result of COVID-19, we are living in a time which requires new ways of living and connecting. Let's travel through this new territory together. Talking to a therapist can help alleviate the sense of isolation that many of us are experiencing. I am offering online virtual sessions, that research has indicated are just as impactful as in person sessions.

  • Parenting External link

    Parenting is hard work! I am able to offer parenting support and education in doing what can feel like life's most daunting task.

  • PTSD External link

    I have worked with both adults and children who have survived one time as well as continuous trauma. I utilize both art therapy, talk therapy and mindfulness to support growth.

  • Anxiety External link

    We all experience anxiety to one degree or another! I offer methods of self soothing and regulation to help ease the load.

  • Depression External link

    I have worked with adults and children struggling with low mood. I am equipped to assist in building coping skills to alleviate suffering.

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