Summer Burns

Summer Burns

“Our wounds are often the opening into the best and most beautiful part of us.” -David Richo

This quote speaks to the paradox of finding beauty in our pain. Often, it is through our struggles that we learn to appreciate the beauty in life. While life is filled with ups and downs, the lows can
significantly impact our mental health, manifesting as depression, anxiety, and various uncomfortable emotions. These emotions can be painful, but they are essential for growth.

Through pain, we learn to embrace peace, joy, and love. These challenging emotions are the 
key ingredients for growth, learning, and maturation, allowing us to blossom in the next season of our journey.

Summer Burns is a pre-licensed Associate Professional Counselor
(APC). From a young age, she has been drawn to helping others navigate life’s complexities. Her commitment to supporting others led her to obtain a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, specializing in trauma-informed recovery. Throughout Summer’s academic journey, she has gained extensive clinical experience, working with diverse populations in various settings, which
has profoundly informed her approach to helping others heal from adverse experiences. Summer has clinical experience in assisting individuals with the implications of traumatic experiences that manifest as addictions and co-occurring mental health diagnoses.

Summer specializes in helping clients navigate anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and addictions using evidence-based practices such as trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She is devoted to utilizing a client-centered approach considering each individual’s unique experiences to cultivating a safe space where clients feel
accepted, seen, and valued. She believes in a client-centered approach, considering each individual’s unique experiences, values, and systemic factors. Her goal is to empower clients in
navigating their healing journeys, fostering growth, self-discovery, and lasting recovery. Life can be filled with various hardships making it difficult to find joy and serenity. In working with
clients, Summer believes in walking alongside your journey of healing for you to embrace your experiences that have designed you to be beautifully human.