About Susan Burns,
MA, LMHC, DAPA, FNBCCH
"I have been fortunate with the opportunity to work in the human
service field for 38 years and feel thankful to my students and clients for what
they have taught me. I believe that healing and support is circular. We all
share in the healing and we learn from the experiences of those that have gone
Susan Burns, MA,
LMHC, FNBCCH, DAPA is a Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Advanced
Clinical Hypnotherapist, and Somatic Therapist with a private practice in
individual and family counseling in Bellevue, WA. She is a Diplomate of The
American Psychotherapy Association and a Fellow of the National Board of
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy, is the Vice President of CG Jung Society
Seattle, and offers professional continuing education
workshops through the Association For Humanistic Psychology. Since 1989, Family Connection,
an integrated approach using
counseling, consulting and group services
has helped adults
in the Seattle and Eastside community to create healthy and whole relationships,
improve individual and family behavioral health, and foster self development.
Here is what Susan says about her services:
I have been in general private practice in the
Seattle area as a psychotherapist
since 1989, working with a variety of needs, very specialized with families and
children. A good deal of my counseling practice has been devoted to learning and
social issues in both adults and children. I am very client centered, focused on
personal integration, believing all healing starts with a connection to
For 20 years, I have facilitated social healing groups with children and adults
and large and small community groups focused on personal growth. It has also
been important for me to integrate my extensive expertise as a public educator,
begun in 1971 into my clinical practice. I have been certified and am
experienced as 1) public school teacher (all ages) 2) special educator, 3)
learning specialist, 4) Montessori teacher, and 5) community health educator.
I also believe in the creative process in holistic healing.
One of the
driving currents in my life has been a certainty that we are interconnected in
ways we do not understand. So I am oriented to
helping people make meaning out of personal and relationship conflict.
understand how change happens both personally, in families, and in groups.
My psychotherapy work can happen in the following contexts:
one-on-one, couples, families, and group.
have cultivated a profound respect for holistic healing, with a history of
traditional family systems, cognitive therapy, transpersonal and
process-oriented psychology, as well as non-traditional therapies. I integrate
many years of theoretical and practical study of the mind body connection,
applying the tools of clinical hypnotherapy, somatic psychology, energetic
release, as well as art, movement, and expressive therapies in rhythm with the
client. I have a rich tool kit to draw from yet place importance on meeting
people where they are coming from.
approach to client centered, holistic psychotherapy
with adults and children
begins with clarifying
client goals. It is constantly guided by and informed by the client(s), for the
bringing client(s) to experientially understand their own
essential therapeutic process for effective change.
have a long history on The Stewardship Council of The Institute of Noetic
Sciences, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), LDA
(Learning Disabilities Association of WA). I am a Diplomate of The
American Psychotherapy Association (APA) and a Fellow of The National Board for
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy (NBCCH), member of The American
Counseling Association (ACA), I sponsor workshops for professionals under the
auspices of The Association for Humanistic Pyschology (AHP) and am VP of the CG
Jung Society Seattle. You can also find me
on Counseling Seattle
and Seattle Counselors Association .
web page at www.feelingwhole.com and
My professional continuing education services at