About My Clients
Having experienced over two decades of diverse educational and experiential learning through multiple modalities, Roderic Burks brings a depth of experience academically, clinically, and personally to his work with clients. Having studied in over seven universities and accomplished multiple boards and independent certifications in counseling psychology and wellness, Mr. Burks provides an intentional space to unite one with their Authentic Self through soul-centered learning.
My Background and Approach
Mr. Burks graduated cum laude from Adams State University with a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and George Washington University in Management and Leadership with a clinical focus. Mr. Burks earned a master's degree in Mind-Body Medicine with an emphasis in Integrative Mental Health from Saybrook University, where he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship and continues as a doctoral candidate. He studied at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, emphasizing naturopathic psychiatry, the University of Santa Monica in applied Spiritual Psychology, and the Depth Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Advanced training includes Spiritual Psychology, The Gottman Method, Internal Family Systems, hypnosis, DBT, CBT, group therapy, Positive Psychology, consultation on naturopathic psychiatry, and work with performing artists having trained at Berklee College of Music.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
With over 25 years in healthcare, I have found myself most aligned with the works of Carl Jung, Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick and many contributors to Depth Psychology, Positive Psychology, Gestalt, Self-Psychology, and Relational Psychology, to name a few. I believe lessons bestowed upon us on this Earth are a curriculum meant to illuminate the Authentic Self. Through a soul-centered lens, we align ourselves with our Authentic Self, and I believe, from my experience in service to others, the "Ego's" purpose of accumulating "status and things" no longer drives our life's purpose exclusively. When we do our "Ego-work," we take “Soul” responsibility for our lives, realize the innateness of who we are, and promote peace under all circumstances.