Mara Burmeister, QMHP

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I firmly believe that each person has the tools and potential within them to achieve growth, adaptive coping, fulfilling relationships, and greater overall wellbeing. I want my role as a counselor to be represented by equality, compassion, authenticity, warmth, and openness. I consider this role to be a privilege, and I am honored to hear your story and walk through this part of your journey with you.

My counseling work is informed by an integrated family systems approach that includes humanistic, existential, experiential, and trauma-informed theories. The basis of these theories being that people are a product of their experiences and relationships, but they are not defined by them; finding meaning is an important piece of understanding and accepting oneself and one’s surroundings;  and hope is an integral part of growth and change. More importantly than theory and interventions, my goal is to foster an enriching therapeutic relationship and provide a safe space in which an individual can share their story.

I hold an M.S. in Couples and Family Counseling from Montana State University as well as a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Montana. My most recent training and work has focused on trauma-informed interventions and advocacy for survivors of sexual and relational violence.