Roderic Burks, MS, MA, LPC - Individual Psychotherapist, Group, and Couples Counselor, Counseling in Denver, Colorado, 80210

Roderic Burks, MS, MA, LPC - Individual Psychotherapist, Group, and Couples Counselor

Roderic Burks, MS, MA, LPC  - Individual Psychotherapist, Group, and Couples Counselor
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Roderic Burks, MS, MA, LPC - Individual Psychotherapist, Group, and Couples Counselor

Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 33658
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
Office 1
Denver, Colorado 80210
  • Accessible Parking
  • Service Animals Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building

Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • AmeriChoice (UnitedHealthcare Community Plan)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beacon
  • Beacon Health
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beacon Health Strategies
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Chps+
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • HSA
  • Medicaid (some plans)
  • Military OneSource
  • MINES & Associates
  • Mines and Associates
  • Multiplan
  • Multiplan PHCS
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • PacifiCare
  • Tricare
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • United
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UnitedHealthOne

Fees: Sliding scale fee based on verifiable combined household income: $85-$190 per session for uninsured parties for individual sessions and $100 - $190 for couples therapy. Group therapy fees are $55 a session.

Mr. Burks offers a complimentary 15- minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have about therapy services.

Mr. Burks can provide documentation for out-of-network benefits at standard rates for those uninsured or out of Mr. Burks' s network. Many insurance do not cover couples therapy and thus, therapy is on a fee for service basis. Group therapy is not billed to insurance and sessions are an average of $55 per session and do not include materials.

Mr. Burks does NOT accept insurance for Clinical Hypnosis. Hypnosis sessions range between $120 - $100 depending on the frequency from which they are attended. Packages available.

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Roderic Burks brings over 20 years of academic and clinical training to his work with individuals, groups, and couples. Mr. Burks has been a scholar at some of the top universities in the field and has trained clinically with some of the world's most renown experts and pioneers. Roderic graduated cum laude with a Masters of Science from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as a Masters of Arts from Adams State University School of Counseling Psychology. Mr. Burks studied in the doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Clinical Psychology as well as specialized graduate training at the University of Santa Monica and Maryland School of Integrative Health. Mr. Burks is currently a doctoral student at Saybrook University on Presidential Scholarship in the School of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences with a concentration in Integrative Mental Health. Postgraduate concentrations include integrative psychotherapy and psychiatry, advanced practices in relationship counseling and psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and clinical hypnotherapy.

Mr. Burks believes that those who suffer emotionally are isolated from knowledge and meaning in life. When symptoms do not make sense, one may become filled with grief, depressed, anxious, lonely, self -destructive, and demotivated to engage in life. When symptoms make sense, the body, mind, and spirit work in synergy to heal, creating balance and paving the way for a well life.

Email or Call Roderic Burks, MS, MA, LPC - Individual Psychotherapist, Group, and Couples Counselor at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33658

More Info About My Practice

Many of our reflexes to life's current circumstances are often unconscious, or we do not know a better way to "be" due to adverse behavioral patterns established from our past. Developing knowledge of these patterns and making a productive movement towards change can break these patterns and help us to create room to build a rewarding life and relationships.

Many who come to see me have participated in some form of therapy in their past and yet are uneducated about their symptoms. These past experiences often leave a person feeling more distressed and hopeless. I find this lack of knowledge a significant contributor to being stuck. I take an educational and integrative approach in my therapy work. I use several assessments to help in this process to establish baselines and to monitor productive outcomes. It is important to know that your investment in therapy is working to address your symptoms effectively. When you come to therapy, you should expect results through a quality engagement that is not merely just passive and reflective. I am committed to a quality experience for both individuals and couples in my work.

One must come to therapy with a sincere desire to know the parts of one's "Self" and a commitment to rebuild the whole from these parts. In individual therapy, we explore what elements of you dominate life through what may be anger, fear, shame, guilt, depression, worry, and pessimism, as examples, along with those that may also express themselves as hopeful, resilient, happy, content, connected, optimistic, and worthwhile. We work to create an integrative you, one that feels in balance, secure in the boundaries you create for yourself and with others, expressive, creative, and on a lifestyle path of self-realization and opportunity.

As a couple's therapist, I explore relationship therapy inspired by research. I emulate such work as that inspired by The Gottman Method, family systems, transactional analysis, and persona identification. Through decades of groundbreaking work together with his wife and peers, Dr. Gottman and his associates developed a pioneering method for assessing incompatibilities in the human bond and in repairing and strengthening intimate relationships. Built from his research and clinical application, Dr. Gottman created a training program equipped to pass his knowledge and experience on to other therapists with the same passion, to establish secure and healthy relationships within the human bond. Training through the Gottman Institute enables me to offer an advanced assessment process in determining both compatibility and incompatibilities within a couple, their strengths and areas to improve, and facilitate resolutions and improvements therapeutically.

I offer skills training groups for adults 18 and over inspired by the body of work known as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy or DBT. These groups provide comprehensive and dynamic exposure to a wide variety of skills essential for those who may have issues with anger, anxiety, impulsivity, and interpersonal relationship issues. Other related conditions DBT skills address include making friends and keeping them, not burning bridges, better coping strategies, and identifying meaning, purpose, and evoking well being in one's life. Groups are delivered in an educational and experiential format in a once weekly hour and thirty-minute sessions that cover a broad spectrum of skills for mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Common DBT treatment spans over a six to eight week period for each one of four modules. A DBT program, thus, takes approximately seven to eight months to complete. Most gain benefit from going through the sequence two times to fully integrate these skills into their life. As a doctoral scholar in the field of Mind-Body Medicine, Mr. Burks brings a depth of knowledge and an integrative approach to teaching DBT skills and in providing DBT treatment. DBT has been identified for its life-saving delivery helping people who live in chaos and distress, anxious, whether aggressive or withdrawn, inhibited in putting their best foot forward in life, and fearful of relationships.

The four DBT models include:

? Mindfulness Practice: a deeper understanding of present experiences through a holistic approach. Mindfulness, when successfully practiced in one's life, can support a means to detach from many emotional perceptions that when not processed in a healthy way link to chaos in the form of anger, anxiety, isolation, addictions, self-harm, and eventually hopelessness. Mindfulness gives people a chance to breathe and is dynamically aware of all frames of one's life and others where what we call in DBT "The Wise Mind," can exist.

? Distress Tolerance: skills that support how a high level of tolerance to both emotional and physical pain of situations where distress may lead to a chaotic life where one feels maladaptive, lost, alone, impulsive, anxious, or in some cases withdrawn and depressed.

? Interpersonal Effectiveness: creating healthy relationships with others both personally and professionally through skills that demonstrate mutual sensitivity to boundaries, healthy expression, connection, and growth.

? Emotion Regulation: managing responses to triggers and environments that may cause anxiety, stress, impulsivity, and demotivation reducing loss and increasing gain relationally.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Some of the most successful therapy engagements in my career have been in exploring "the meaningful life" in both adult men and women 30 years and older. Mid-life is a time when such powerful questions often remain unanswered, or we are stuck trying to answer them. Such questions many may ask include: what is my purpose in life, what is happiness, what do I want to "do" or "be" now that my career is underway, or I am retiring, do I need to make a career change, is it time for me to retire, or am I in the right relationship, as examples. When these questions remain unanswered, the real you become suppressed, unrealized, and emotional distress is inevitable. Crippling life habits and behaviors, poor health, lack of intimacy, and negative relationships in life begin to surface. In some cases, these symptoms turn life into a "mid-life crisis." I am effective in working with these type of clients who have neglected their wholeness and are now in conflict with this. Together, we take a journey into discovering your second half of life through a broad and engaged process in gaining knowledge, direction, resolving burdens of your past, creating meaning, and finally in developing a well life plan.

Aside from doing one-on-one therapy, I work with couples both in heterosexual as well as same-sex relationships to create healthy, rewarding, and honest partnerships. As a couples therapist, I am committed to the work of The Gottman Method. This internationally acclaimed body of experts and the therapeutic work that they have inspired captures the very best in professional competency as a couples therapist. Dr. Gottman's work is grounded in strong observational and behavioral sciences while still holding space in the process to deepen intimacy and approach conflict within a relationship sensitively in counseling.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adult and Young Adult (18 and up) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Groups (DBT) available. Specializations: personal disorders, mood disorders, behavioral modification including DBT, mid-life crisis and mid-life direction, those seeking depth analysis, bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and relationship counseling both heterosexual, same-sex, and other couples.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Soul-Centered Psychiatry
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Voice Dialogue

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