First of all, welcome to everyone who will be reading this site. I’m Dr. Laura Burlingame-Lee, Ph.D., and I’ll be sharing my views on dealing with tough times, coping with anxiety, depression, and other issues. My degree is in counseling psychology, and I’m currently working toward licensure in Colorado.

My clinical specialties involve women’s issues, depression/anxiety, personality disorders, and working with trauma and abuse. I’m also interested in spirituality and its role in a person’s life (nondenominational and interested in all faith traditions), and I’m hoping to become certified in treating substance abuse. My training includes receiving my master of science and my doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Colorado State University. I have completed a pre-doctoral clinical internship at the Colorado Mental Institute at Fort Logan, where I worked with severe and chronic mental illness and dysfunction in a variety of areas. These include geriatrics, male sex offenders, admissions and training in neuropsychological assessment. I also have obtained additional training in dialectical behavior therapy from Marsha Linehan and her training group.

I have expertise in providing group and individual therapy, and am also skilled in working with couples and families. I have a passion for wellness, recovery, creating peace and promoting unity, and for acceptance of differences and celebrating diversity. My workshops and seminars in these topics reflect both my clinical training and my belief that these things are possible.

My theoretical orientation is eclectic, but grounded in evidence-based techniques. I rely most on cognitive-behavioral approaches, but also use mindfulness and spirituality-based approaches when appropriate. I strive to work with a person wholistically – looking not only at the issue someone walks in the door with, but also how s/he approaches life, what her/his life experiences have been and how they affect the person today, and how all aspects of a person – their physical, mental/cognitive and emotional – integrate themselves into the person with whom I’m speaking.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at: theothersideofthecouch@live.com . Dr. Burlingame-Lee is available for engagements in motivational speaking, and workshops such as “The Power of Each Other,” “Coping with Tough Times,” and “Bringing Art and Creativity into Your Real, Everyday Life” among others. Please contact me via email for workshop and seminar availability.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Please Note: The information on this blog is intended for informational purposes only. This is not therapy, and if you wish to work in therapy, please contact your local mental health agency or your physician for a referral. If you are in crisis or danger, please call 911 for immediate help.

 

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