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Powell Burke, LCSW


Powell Burke, LCSW

As human beings, we often find ourselves wanting more freedom, or perhaps wanting more purpose in our lives, or craving a sense of inner peace. Other times, we find ourselves caught up in difficult and challenging relationships in our personal lives or at work.


Whether your life feels overwhelming or underwhelming, I believe that care and courage, along with some healthy curiosity can go a long way in helping you locate new possibilities and finding solutions that work for you. While I call this psychotherapy, others have called it “caring for the soul.” Whatever you call it, my process is not a one-size-fits-all affair. Indeed, the work we do together is unique to each and every individual I encounter and always begins with accepting you just as you are.


Beginning the self-exploration of therapy is an act of courage. I respect your bravery by always providing a calm, warm, and nonjudgmental space to discuss and process your concerns. Together, we’ll collaborate in clarifying your goals, identifying effective strategies, and finding a path that will work for you.

Credentials and Additional Information Special Interests
I have a special interest in helping clients who may be struggling with gender identity or trans issues, anxiety, depression, or living with chronic illness.

I also work with LGBTQIA+ clients; meaning in life/existential issues; creative arts practitioners; giftedness; the military and veteran community; and clients living with HIV/AIDS.


Adults, Adolescents, Older Adults: Individuals, Couples, and Families of all types

Degrees and Certifications
Master of Social Work (MSW); Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW); Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Literature and Creative Writing.


Specialized Training
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1; Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Motivational Interviewing

Professional Affiliations
Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW); LGBTQ Therapist Resource; Society for the Integration of Spirituality and Psychotherapy; Metro Atlanta Therapists’ Network
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