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Carolyn Burleson

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree Program M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and a Master Addiction Counselor. I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in criminal justice, a master’s degree in counseling, and I am a doctoral candidate in counselor education and supervision. My expertise are couples, relationships, grief, trauma, addiction, and working with first responders and individual working in the criminal justice system. I have extensive experience in working with law enforcement and criminal justice personnel, both as individuals and as couples. I am certified in EMDR, am an EMDRIA approved consultant, basic trainer, and CE provider. I also teach counseling topics and travel around the United States presenting on criminal justice and counseling topics, with a strong focus on relationships, trauma, teletherapy, culturally competent counseling, and struggles from working in criminal justice. I have extensive experience in telehealth and am certified in teletherapy. I own a private practice in Frisco, TX and am the DFW area clinician for the DEA.
I have three years teaching experience and I co-taught at Walden for three terms before becoming a contributing faculty member in 2021.

Courses Taught

COUN 6723 - Multicultural Counseling

Education

BA, Texas Woman's University - Denton, TX United States

MA, Tarleton State University - Stephenville, TX United States

MS, Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX United States

Public Service

Big Brothers and Sisters, Volunteer