Burt has been in the field treating alcohol and drug dependency since 2017. He is able to relate with, and help someone feel comfortable in an otherwise uncomfortable setting. Burt uses a Person-Centered Approach to counseling which allows him to meet an individual where they are at in that specific moment, as well as empowering them to make the positive changes in their life. He has a background working in a Behavioral Health treatment center, and an Outpatient addiction medicine clinic. Working with such a diverse population has given him expertise in the following areas.
• Intensive Out-Patient Group Counseling
• Individual Counseling
• Family Counseling and Education
• Crisis & Addiction Intervention
• Community Relations
• Treatment Placements
Having been in recovery for many years himself, he uses this experience to help others recover from the effects of substances. Burt understands the importance of what it takes to build a strong foundation for recovery, and healthy living.
I found freedom from active addiction 13 years ago and enjoy sharing my joy with others who are struggling to break free.
very professional and accommodating
I have been clean and sober for almost four years and credit Burt’s counseling and guidance for a large part of that. He can relate to my issues associated with this disease on a level that only people who have been through it will understand and, most importantly, how to identify and combat the relapse warning signs that will likely affect me for the rest of my life. I recommend his counseling, both group and one-on-one sessions, to every person I can that wants to break the hold of this sickness we suffer from. Plus, you will love the warm and welcoming staff. They are incredible!
Burton uses various treatment approaches specific to each individual client. However, Burton believes the most important and crucial approach for his clients is to display active listening and a caring spirit. Burton also believes and has personally witnessed when clients feel a sense of belonging, they can self-actualize and achieve the life changes sought!
Burton is a Master Certified Addiction Professional (MCAP) for Recovery Awareness LLC. Burton is also a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.
Since 2008, Burton has worked with children, families, couples and adults. He has clinical experience working in nonprofit and profit agencies, substance abuse centers, as well as private practice.
Burton earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Thomas University in Thomasville, GA. He then earned his Master’s in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ; Burton is passionate about being an agent of change while focusing his talents to help others. It is rewarding for him to serve in the field of addiction counseling and get feedback from both clients and peers.