Hello, I’m Mary Katherine Burbach. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I work with children and families, as well as adult individuals. The areas of particular clinical interest to me include relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, parent/child relationships and attachment, parenting challenges, trauma, issues of self-worth, and development of personal identity.
I believe in the value of a holistic approach to counseling, addressing the mind, body, and spirit, and how each influences the others. I welcome authentic engagement of faith and spirituality issues if they emerge naturally during the counseling process. The way I approach therapy is by exploring how our early attachment relationships affect our current well-being and personal development. In addition, I use mind-body techniques that enhance the mind’s positive impact on the body.
The counseling environment is one that will emphasize openness, genuineness, warmth, and safety. I want to engage each courageous person in my office with compassion and curiosity, in gratitude that you have decided to take this next step in your transformation and healing. I am passionate about helping my clients live more connected, whole-hearted, hope-filled lives.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending my spare time with my husband of over 8 years, and our two little loves, who fill our days with joy, wonder, and a lot of noise. I also love to drink coffee, enjoy the outdoors, cook colorful foods, and listen to a good 80s tune.
I attended Elon University for my undergraduate degree in Human Services before earning my Master of Arts from Liberty University in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to my academic training, I have completed the Community Resiliency Model Skills Training through the Trauma Resource Institute, designed to help adults and children track their own nervous systems in order to bring the body, mind, and spirit back into greater balance. I have also completed training in the Simplicity Parenting Model, which helps parents create secure connections with their children. I am also a Prepare & Enrich facilitator.
Contact me today to set up a free consultation and begin your journey to wholeness!