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Welcome to Burns Counseling & Psychotherapy Services

Private Practice Counseling and Psychotherapy Services

This is a counseling and psychotherapy practice located in Shoreview, Minnesota near Saint Paul.

Photo of Richard Burns, MS, LMFT

Professional and Compassionate Mental Health & Counseling Services

My perspectives on therapy...

Client needs, preferences, and strengths form the basis of my work. Emphasizing collaboration, I draw from several therapeutic traditions, including:

·      CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), solution-focused,

·      family systems

·      psychodynamic therapy.


Trauma: I also use EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) and other strategies for working through trauma.


By identifying strengths and hopes, we work together to define goals and a plan to reach them. We work on effective communication, building connections and problem-solving to lead the life clients desire.


I work with teens and adults who seek personal and social growth and change to improve and maintain mental health and wellness.


My work assists individuals and families to address concerns including shame, grief, loss, substance abuse, anger, life transitions, PTSD, trauma and dissociation, ADHD, anxiety, stress, mood disorders, depression, parenting, and unique challenges for immigrant, cross-cultural, multi-ethnic couples and families.


Services Provided

Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy

Couples Counseling and Psychotherapy

Trauma-Informed Therapy

Anxiety,  Depression and Treatment for Mood Disorders

Grief and Loss Counseling

Life Transitions

And much more...

Health Insurance

Here's a list of the insurance companies I work with...



BlueCross and BlueShield





United Healthcare


Take the first step towards healing and growth. Request to schedule an appointment today.

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Begin Your Journey Towards Healing and Growth

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