Debra Burns,LPC

Debra Burns,LPC

Telehealth Available
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 87679
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Highmark
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • United Behavioral Health
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Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Austin, Texas 78701

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Therapist with over 3 years of experience working in various levels of mental health settings. It is my passion and privilege to walk alongside and support my clients by providing a safe and non-judgmental space, where they will feel accepted and safe so we can start processing through any emotional and mental distress that is hindering them from living a life full of peace, joy, purpose, and realizing their authentic self.

My therapy style is warm and interactive. I work collaboratively with my clients and tailor their treatments and goals that are centered on their needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I take a holistic and integrative approach that combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive therapies. I believe that everyone is unique so I do not approach therapy with a cookie-cutter style.

I have received specialized training in trauma, human sexuality, functional holistic nutrition, and integrative mental health therapies. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, low self-esteem, career challenges, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. I have also helped many individuals who have experienced physical and sexual trauma as well as emotional abuse. I am EMDR trained and certified in integrative mental health therapies. I am also a board-certified registered nurse with over 20 yrs of experience.

My goal is to listen to my clients. I want to understand my clients and their world as they experience it. I strive to provide an empathetic and nonjudgemental space so my clients experience genuine unconditional positive acceptance and develop genuine trust. I believe that safety and acceptance are a priority in a trusting therapeutic relationship. Without this foundational trust and genuine interaction, addressing challenges will be hindered and authentic change will not occur. I will work with my clients and approach goal-setting and treatment planning in a collaborative manner.


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Military/Law Enforcement

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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