Maxine Burton

Maxine Burton

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over thirty years experience treating individuals and couples in various settings.

Client Status

accepting clients




Portland , 97232

At a Glance


Rate: $150

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 1989

Languages: English


  • Individual
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Ideal Client

I enjoy working with people who are interested in living a more purposeful, and satisfying life and who need help in l) understanding what has gotten in the way of living the life they want to lead and 2) want help and guidance obtaining the skills and insights needed to feel empowered to make meaningful changes.

My Approach to Helping

I have had training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in addition to Solution Focused Therapy. I also have experience and enjoy doing insight oriented therapy. Through my years of professional and personal life experience, I have come to strongly believe in the strength of the individual and one’s capacity for wisdom, resilience and and healing. Through mutual collaboration and interaction, obstacles to growth and change can be identified and addressed, often resulting in increased hope and faith in the ability to live a more fulfilling and rewarding life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have over thirty experience in the field of mental health and human services and have worked in various settings including private practice, adoptions, hospitals, and family counseling agencies. I have held positions as a clinician, supervisor (of other mental health clinicians), consultant, and manager. For 10 years I was affiliated with an Anxiety Disorders Clinic where I developed a specialty in treating anxiety disorders including general anxiety disorder, OCD, social anxiety, and separation anxiety. I also have extensive experience treating depression and people dealing with various types of adjustments and changes in their lives. I enjoy seeing individuals, couples, and families in my private practice.

Techniques I Use


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I have been trained utilizing this approach. This is the primary therapy approach that I utilize in my practice as I find it to be highly effective in treating a variety of issues and problems. ACT is an approach that provides people with the skills and knowledge needed to maximize their strengths, cope with the vicissitudes of life, and find meaning and purpose in their lives.

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy External link

    I received training in this approach earlier in my career and continue to find it to be a useful approach to utilize, depending on the issue(s) that are being addressed.

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) External link

    I received extensive training in this approach and have utilized this approach to effectively treat individuals with various issues and challenges including anxiety and depression.

Issues I Treat


  • Women's Issues External link

    This is an area of practice that I have cultivated as I enjoy accompanying women through the process of exploration and growth. I have extensive experience in this area of practice.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I have treated individuals and couples with relationship issues for over thirty years. I also have a great deal of experience with people who are in the midst of relationship transition, considering co-habitation/marriage, and/or separation and divorce.

  • Adjustment Disorder External link

    I have treated individuals and couples, and undergoing various types of adjustments and challenges.

  • Anxiety External link

    I have been trained in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy to treat various types of anxiety. I was in affiliated with the Anxiety Disorders Clinic in Lake Oswego, Oregon, for over ten years where I treated children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders.

  • Depression External link

    I have extensive experience treating individuals with mood issues and have received training in therapy approaches that have been researched to be effective with these disorders.

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