Roderic Burks (he/him)

Accepting Clients

Roderic Burks brings over 25 years of experience to his work as a therapist, consultant, educator, and researcher.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Pacific Palisades, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

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 board and independent certifications in counseling psychology and wellness, Mr. Burks provides a welcoming, intentional space to unite one with their Authentic Self.

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. 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 matriculating as a doctoral candidate. He studied at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, emphasizing naturopathic psychiatry. He has studied at the University of Santa Monica in applied Spiritual Psychology and the Depth Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Further, he has studied at Berklee College of Music, emphasizing artist development. Advanced training includes The Gottman Method, Internal Family Systems, Spiritual Psychology, clinical hypnosis, DBT, CBT, group therapy, Positive Psychology, and mental health evaluations.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

With over 25 years in healthcare, I have found myself most aligned with the works of Carl Jung, Ron, and Mary Hulnick, many contributors to Depth Psychology, Positive Psychology, existentialism, and attachment theory, to name a few. I believe lessons bestowed upon us on this Earth are a curriculum meant to illuminate the Authentic Self. Through maturation and self-actualization, we align ourselves with our Authentic Self, and I believe, from my experience in service to others, the "Egos" purpose of accumulating "status and things" no longer drives our desire to live. When we do our "Ego-work," we can finally reduce, if not abolish, pain and suffering in our lives and realize our potential beyond the often short-sited view of the Ego. It is my life's work to provide a space for others to obtain the skills, resources, and support to make a shift in creating a Soul-centered life for themselves. I hold a special space for performing artists.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • UHC Student Resources
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 22 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $165 - 200/session

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