Monica Burton, LMFT

Monica Burton, LMFT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marrriage and Family - MT-2150
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 10925
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107 16th Ave
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33706 - United States
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I am passionate about being a marriage and family therapist because we take a non-judgmental, holistic look at the struggles that are happening in your life and focus on finding your own strengths to achieve the change you seek. I have extensive training in systemic couples and family therapy. One of the many benefits of seeing a couples/family therapist is that I look at the interactional patterns that are occurring in your life and advocate for the different perspectives that take place in relationships. As a therapist I have seen people empower themselves, their partners and their families by discussing the change they desire, and envisioning the future filled with hope.
My primary training is in systemic marriage and family therapy. I also have training in solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. A systemic approach emphasizes factors such as relationships and communication patterns rather than traits or symptoms.

Email or Call Monica Burton, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10925

Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work

My major theoretical influences are a systemic based approach, incorporating specifically narrative therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral approach and MRI. I also listen to the client. The client also has a say in what works for them. For example, solution focused therapy doesn't work for everybody. Someone coming in might what to talk about the problem or might need some more of a cognitive behavioral approach, so I work with my training and what works for the client.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The joining process is so important because clients need to feel a sense of comfort and ease. When someone choses to come to therapy it is often time a very difficult decision. I tell people that it takes a lot of strength and courage to call and show up for an appointment and I appreciate them allowing me to be a part of this process. They also need to feel that you hear them. Joining is a way for clients to feel a shift or change has occurred without having to even talk about the "problem." When client's feel like their therapist is listening or "understands" where they are coming from, it helps them focus on their goals. Client's should expect that I am going to check in from time to time on their comfort level, that I will ask for feedback when appropriate and that I will maintain my ethics and training.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Consultation

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Collaborative Therapy / Collaborative Language Systems
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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