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At Be Balanced Counseling we want to help you embrace your personal story and live your life in a way that is fulfilling and connected to your personal values. My name is Amy Burnside and I am the owner of Be Balanced Counseling and Clinical Supervisor to other therapists completing their residency training. 

I am certified in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which I use to help clients deal with big and small traumas/stressors they have experienced in their past or are currently experiencing. I also use IFS (Internal Family System) and Mindfulness based cognitive-behavioral interventions (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)).   If you ever feel like one part of you thinks and acts one way and another part has a different response I can help you integrate these parts with IFS, a very powerful, gentle, and transformative approach.

I believe that through increased awareness and acceptance of who you are we can identify behavioral or emotional patterns that are keeping you stuck. I have a down to earth and compassionate style and will help you identify your innate strengths.  

I have been working professionally with teens and adults since 2010.  Before that I was home raising my two daughters and prior to that I was in logistics/production planning/marketing for a Fortune 500 company. I strive to help clients increase their emotional, psychological, and physical health as well as improve communication and relationship skills, decrease stress and emotional reactivity, and identify barriers.
 
I welcome clients of any race or gender. If you are looking for a therapist who will balance a compassionate approach with helping you to take a hard look at where your challenges are and back it up with advanced training then let's talk. Together we'll look at your symptoms and figure out their roots and work to help you feel better for the long run.
 
I also teach DBT Skills groups that are "Life Skills" that assist in managing emotions, improving communication, and general coping skills  (Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance Skills). Please click the DBT button on the side bar for more information. 

Please call or email me for a free 15 minute consultation today.

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