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Emily Burns, M.A.

Doctoral Student Clinician

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Hi there! My name is Emily Burns, and I am a second year Doctoral Clinical Psychology student at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology.


I completed my B.S. at the University of Pittsburgh studying Psychology and Neuroscience. I then completed my Master’s in International Disaster Psychology: Trauma and Global Mental Health at the University of Denver. In this program, I specialized in trauma and cultural considerations in clinical work with individuals across the lifespan. During this time, I provided individual therapy services at the Trauma Disaster Recovery Clinic at DU and co-facilitated social skills groups for adolescents and young adults with PEERS, Denver.


In my last externship, I worked with first responders and their families providing therapy services. I am currently completing externships at Jefferson Center for Mental Health providing neuropsychological, cognitive, and social-emotional assessment services for children and adults and at Kimmel Psychological Services co-facilitating social skills groups and providing individual therapy. I also provide psychological services through the Professional Psychology Clinic at DU and run support groups for youth climate activists.


I adopt a person-centered, strengths-based approach and draw from Acceptance and Commitment and Psychodynamic models. I particularly enjoy working with teens and young adults to help them build on their unique strengths to feel more confident and able to reach their goals.


In my free time, I enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking, reading, and spending time with friends outdoors.  

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