Lynn Burham,tLMHC

Lynn Burham,tLMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: tLMHC - 115770
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Midland's Choice


1454 30th Street
Suite 204
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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My Approach to Helping

I approach counseling with a sense of curiosity and collaboration. I work to provide you with a place to feel welcomed and respected. Together we look at your core values, beliefs, significant relationships, and overall wellbeing. We consider how perceptions impact your behavior, communication and relationships. We then work to understand where those perceptions came from, and how subsequent interactions have affected beliefs about yourself and your current circumstances. We will discuss thoughts and actions as we work to dismantle maladaptive patterns.

We also look at resolving difficult emotions by understanding the purpose of those feelings, and where they come from. We will look at attachment styles, interpersonal communication, and thought processes, focusing on insight to affect change.

More Info About My Practice

While concentrating on insight to affect change, I utilize a variety of techniques to modify thought and behavior patterns that impact mental health. You and I will consider learned responses and automatic thoughts, and work to consider alternative reactions. I draw from cognitive behavior therapy, emotion focused therapy, and psychodynamic theory to provide a multifaceted approach to mental health.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Coming to therapy is difficult for many people. Some say that walking through the door is the hardest part. Others say that change begins with making the first phone call. If you are ready to make a change, consider this quote by Arthur Ashe "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    The majority of my experience is working with adults through feelings of anxiety, grief, anger, and shame. I worked with women affected by domestic violence during my undergraduate internship at the Saint Cloud Intervention Project. I also volunteered at Amanda the Panda as a grief support group facilitator. My most recent experience includes helping adults with legal issues surrounding aggressive behavior and parenting.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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