Kim Burris, MFT. Holistic Psychotherapy
in El Dorado Hills + Online
I’m Kim Burris, a licensed holistic psychotherapist (LMFT #98927) with deep roots in the worlds of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.
I received my clinical education and training from the California Institute of Integral Studies and have lived and practiced at the intersection of psychology and spirituality for over 20 years.
Integrating the depth of Western psychology with the heart and soul of Eastern mysticism, I support individuals struggling with anxiety, spiritual awakening, and motherhood.
As a mama to two young boys, I believe that motherhood is a spiritual practice, and am passionate about helping mamas find new ways of being in the world with less stress and more joy.
I offer evidence-based treatment with a heart-centered approach that honors the mind, body, and spirit connection. I help my clients unravel the root cause of their suffering, and to live from the heart of embodied wisdom.
I believe that being human is a practice and that healing and change is always possible.
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 psychotherapy 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 (teens, adults and young adults) and specialize in working with:
- Self-esteem and self-worth challenges
- Stress, burnout, overwhelm
- Attachment and complex relational trauma (C-PTSD)
- Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers
- Family of Origin Trauma
- Adjustment disorders
- Life transitions
- Living a Life of Purpose on Purpose
- Pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood
- Perinatal Mood Disorders (Postpartum Depression + Postpartum Anxiety)
Have questions about how therapy/counseling works? Want to know more about holistic psychotherapy? Email, call or text to discuss how my holistic counseling practice can support you. Schedule your first appointment or free 15-minute consultation: 916.467.9539 | email@example.com.
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