M.Div. Divinity & Biblical Languages, Gateway Seminary
B.A. History and minor in Anthropology, San Francisco State University
AREAS OF FOCUS:
Grief & Loss
Cultural Issues in Marriage
Couples Counseling (Gottman)
Spiritual Direction & Growth
Church Conflict Resolution
Spiritual Abuse & Cult Recovery
Bob Burns has counseled couples and individuals for decades as a pastor, often in cross-cultural settings. Today Bob is continuing to do this in his private practice.
Professional Pastoral Counseling combines proven reparative approaches with spiritual insights and intercessory prayer. During counseling the emphasis will be on discovering your strengths and empowering you to live your life as God intended.
Bob is a Certified “Prepare-Enrich” and SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before it Starts) Facilitator. Both Prepare-Enrich and SYMBIS are used for relationship counseling, premarital counseling, and marriage enrichment. Bob is a trained Gottman “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”, Educator. Gottman’s seven principles are proven, research-based tools for making marriage work. Bob has also received training from Susan Johnson in Emotionally-Focused Therapy. This approach sees relationships as an attachment bond to help shape more loving relationships, and to lead couples into a new understanding of romantic love.
As an ordained minister with years of experience helping churches, Bob is able to help with spiritual matters as well as issues related to resolving church conflicts.
In the counseling relationship, Bob practices complete confidentiality, just as one might expect from their priest, doctor or lawyer. Please call Bob for a free introductory conversation to determine if his services will be a good fit for you.