Hello and Welcome!
I’m Kim Burris, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in El Dorado Hills, CA (LMFT #98927).
As a holistic psychotherapist, I offer counseling that incorporates mind-body-spirit healing. I specialize in supporting individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and motherhood (including postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety).
Please take a look around and reach out with any questions. I offer complimentary 15 minute phone consultations so we can have a chat and get to know each other a bit and discuss working together. You can call/text met at 916.467.9539.
I have been exploring the interweaving of psychology and spirituality for over 20 years and am continually transformed and humbled by the process.
I walked many paths before returning to my first love, the intersection of psychology and spirituality. Since I was a young child pondering the size of the universe and marveling at the stars, I have been fascinated with the human experience. Becoming a therapist has been a catalyst for my own self-transformation and the practice allows me the opportunity to walk alongside others who are walking this path of self-care and growth. The path of love.
The therapeutic process continues to offer me an opportunity to practice being human because the more I know and understand myself the more present I can be with others as we sit together in confusion, pain, joy and celebration. I am honored to witness my clients weaving together the pieces of their lives, bearing witness to such beautiful healing, transformation and discovery.
I received my undergraduate education from the University of Southern California (USC) where I studied religion and psychology and discovered the world of transpersonal psychology. It was at this time I knew I wanted to pursue my masters degree and become a therapist. I also was introduced to the study and practice of yoga which has been a continuous presence and guiding force in my life ever since. I also knew I had a lot of life to live and needed time to discover more about myself before serving others. I pursued a career in music, living in Los Angeles, New York City and San Francisco. I also worked in the corporate world for many years as a business consultant in the technology industry.
After years of living in major cities and exploring many of the nooks and crannies in my own psyche I knew it was time to pursue my dream of being a therapist and began my studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco where I received my Masters’s Degree in Integral Counseling Psychology.
Soon after graduating, I had my first child which altered everything in my physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life. I also felt the great void in our culture for celebrating and supporting moms. I struggled so much to find community and process the immense changes motherhood brings. After my son was born I expanded my therapy practice and started offering support groups for pregnant and new moms. After my second son was born I pursued advanced training in supporting and advocating for Maternal Mental Health as well as the assessment and treating of perinatal mood disorders through Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom.
I am passionate about offering holistic therapy and counseling to support moms looking for a sacred space to integrate and process their experiences throughout pregnancy and motherhood as well as moms coping with mood disorders such as postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety.
Orientation + Modalities
I am trained in a variety of modalities and approaches to therapy including:
- Attachment theory
- Relational therapy
- Psychodynamic theory
- Transpersonal Psychology
- Mind-Body (somatic) approaches
- Yoga psychology
- Meditation & Mindfulness
- Family Systems
- Spiritual emergence/integration
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
I work with individuals (adults and young adults) and have experience treating:
- Self-esteem and self-worth challenges
- Stress, burnout, overwhelm
- Attachment and complex relational trauma (C-PTSD)
- Relationship satisfaction
- Adjustment disorders/difficulties
- Life transitions
- Discovering your life purpose
- Pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood
- Perinatal Mood Disorders (Postpartum Depression + Postpartum Anxiety)
Meet the Team
Let me introduce you to Allison Merrill!
Ali is an Associate Marriage + Family Therapist (AMFT #95321) who joined my practice in the fall of 2020. She supports adults, teens and couples on their journey towards wholeness. She believes that life’s biggest challenges can become our greatest teachers, guiding us towards change, growth and healing.
Ali is a warm, empathic and authentic human and therapist. She shows up and will meet you exactly where you are at, guiding you at just the right pace towards wholeness and integration.
She uses mindfulness and body-centered approaches to guide you back into alignment with your highest self, providing the tools and support to experience a deeply fulfilling life.
Ali is trained as an integrative, holistic psychotherapist and is a mom to 4 boys. She received her Master’s degree from Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) and works primarily from a psychodynamic and body-based/somatic orientation. She believes in working with the whole person, creates a safe and non-judgmental space to see and be seen, and recognizes the spiritual nature alive in each of us.
Ali works with Teens, Adults and Couples and specializes in:
* Psychedelic assisted therapy and integration
* Women’s spirituality
When not in the office you can find Ali enjoying her family, practicing yoga, seeking truth and diving deep into meaningful relationships and conversations.
Ali is currently seeing people in person in the El Dorado Hills office as well as online via telehealth.
You can call/text Ali at 916.209.0009, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below and one of us will give you a call in the next 24 hours to answer your questions and schedule an appointment.
We welcome and work with individuals of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds and sexual/gender identities.
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