Emilie G. Burns, LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker

I am a licensed therapist who has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults.  I value taking an individualized approach to therapy to best suit each client's unique needs.

Starting therapy can feel overwhelming and vulnerable, but please know that I am here to support you every step of the way.  My top priority is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, seen, and validated.  Together we will work to build a strong and trusting relationship that empowers you to explore and express your thoughts and feelings.

I have experience working with diverse populations, which means that I am able to take an individualized approach to therapy that is tailored to your unique needs.  My goal is to create a warm, supportive environment where you can feel comfortable being yourself.

Areas of Expertise:


  • Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)


  • Master of Social Work, University of Denver

Therapy Approaches:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-C)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Humanistic
  • Narrative Therapy Motivational Interviewing
  • Reality and Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Art Therapy
  • Marriage and Couples Therapy
  • Strengths Based


  • 6+ years treating diverse populations
  • Treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
  • Therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and couples
  • Inpatient, outpatient, and individual therapy settings


  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Virtual therapy (Arizona residents)


  • Spending time exploring the outdoors with my dog Bodhi
  • Cooking and baking
  • Escaping the heat by the pool
  • Traveling
  • Music