Maggie Burkett LMSW

Licensed Master Social Worker - LMSW #69601 in Texas
Under the clinical supervision of Vanessa Guidry, LCSW-S

Individual, Child, Trauma, EMDR & Couples Therapist

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About Maggie Burkett

She/Her/Hers

Childhood can be a wonderful and exciting time in a person’s life. Ideally, we are given the encouragement to grow and explore in a safe and loving environment. However, sometimes the challenges that we face as children can test us beyond what we can cope with comfortably, leading to symptoms of trauma that we may struggle with for years.

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Maggie's Focus

Play Therapist for Young Children

For children 9 years old and younger, play therapy can be a marvelous way to process traumatic events and build confidence and coping skills. Through play therapy, children express themselves in a way that is developmentally appropriate. They learn to work through their difficulties and build trust in their abilities in a supportive environment. Play therapy is an evidence-based treatment modality that has helped hundreds of thousands of children “prevent or resolve psychosocial difficulties and achieve optimal growth and development”, according to the Association for Play Therapy.

Therapy for Couples

Talking to a therapist can be a wonderfully clarifying experience for couples at any stage in their relationship: dating, partnership, premarital, even those who have been married for decades. Maggie works with couples to identify, work toward, and achieve their goals, ranging from improved communication, increasing support for one another, processing infidelity or betrayal, and developing parenting skills.

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Maggie's Other Specialities

Trauma Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

For adolescents and adults who have experienced trauma, whether, in childhood or later, it can often feel as if one is carrying a heavy burden. Trauma survivors may believe that things will never get better. They may experience symptoms of depression or anxiety or may struggle with substance use or eating disorders. For these individuals, it may feel as though they will never be able to get through what happened. They may feel irreparably broken.

EMDR Specialist

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR Therapy, can be a wonderful treatment option for trauma survivors. Through EMDR, a person can reprocess memories of traumatic events and harness the brain’s natural ability to heal. EMDR is an evidence-based, highly researched modality and can often be completed in fewer sessions than traditional talk therapy.

After completing EMDR therapy with a licensed clinician, trauma survivors often find they are able to leave their trauma behind and live content, peaceful lives.

More About Maggie

I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking with my dogs, horseback riding, gardening, and reading.

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History And Qualifications

Maggie Burkett is a Licensed Master Social Worker #69601. She was licensed through the State Board of Licensing in Texas. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin.

She is a Trauma Education Fellow and a Global Leaders of Behavioral Health Education Fellow. Her internships were working with trafficking and sexual abuse survivors and she now works with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Prior to earning her Master’s Degree, Maggie was a dual-language first-grade teacher, wherein she first became interested in how trauma impacts behavioral health. Maggie speaks fluent Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

Her therapy style is warm, attuned, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. She believes that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is paramount and strives to uphold a safe, nurturing environment for her clients.

Graduate Degree: University of Houston - Master’s Degree in Social Work & Spanish

Counselor Affiliations: Trauma Education Fellow and a Global Leaders of Behavioral Health Education Fellow

Undergraduate Degree: University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

What Clients Are Saying

Testimonials will be forthcoming

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