Jen Burke

Jen Burke is a fully licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan.  Ms. Burke received her law degree from Columbia Law School and her Master’s in Social Work, with a certificate in child welfare, from the University Of Michigan School Of Social Work.  At in the School of Social Work, Ms. Burke was a Child Welfare Scholar and completed her internship at the University of Michigan Family Assessment Clinic, where she provided play-based therapy to children who experienced early-childhood trauma.

Ms. Burke has experience working with both adults and children to address wide-ranging concerns and support the overall well-being of clients.  In particular, Ms. Burke specializes in the areas of Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health, parent-child interactions, childhood anxiety, and trauma.  In addition, Ms. Burke has worked with adults to address depression, anxiety, and trauma, and has a particular passion for working with women experiencing post-partum depression. 

To meet client’s needs, Ms. Burke utilizes a variety of treatment approaches, including child-parent psychotherapy, play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.  Ms. Burke’s treatment approaches are all client-centered and collaborative.  Ms. Burke strives to create a supportive, empathic environment that allows for personal growth and empowerment.

In addition to her clinical work at Arbor Psychology Group, Ms. Burke works at the University of Michigan Blavin Scholars Program.  In this role, Ms. Burke provides coaching and support for students who have experienced foster care.  Ms. Burke also provides training for mentors and other professionals regarding supporting student well-being and the needs of students who have experienced trauma.  Ms. Burke was also recently elected to serve a three year term on the board of directors for the Michigan Infant Mental Health Association (MI-AIMH).  In this role, Ms. Burke will help advance the mission of MI-AIMH – providing training and support to professionals working with infants, children, and families to advance overall well-being and the development of strong parent-child relationships.

Dr. Beth Pearson