Joan Burgos


About Me

Hi! My name is Joan E. Burgos, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counseler in the state of Oklahoma. For the past six years, I have worked as a counselor for two major community mental health agencies in the city of Tulsa. During this time, I have worked with teenagers experiencing a wide range of mental health issues, from depression to conduct disorder. I graduated with my MA in clinical psychology from the University of Tulsa in 2013. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behaivoral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, and my own therapeutic style combines elements of each.

I've been passionate about psychology my entire life. As someone who has experienced serious mental health issues herself, I am intimately familiar with both sides of the therapeutic relationship. I have found it extremely beneficial to my practice to understand what it's like to sit in the client's chair, sharing a client's expectations for treatment. As a transwoman, it has been my pleasure to grow along with my local LGBT+ community. I have served as a volunteer counselor for an outdoor camp for LGBT+ youth, assisting teens with mental health issues and addressing crises that popped up during the trip. As a person of color, I have labored within my community to improve resource accessibility for other people of color, working most closely with the local Hispanic community.

When I'm not doing therapy, I am an avid gamer and writer. My favorite video games are role-playing games, followed immediately by first-person shooters. I write primarily urban fantasy and science fiction, and I enjoy writing about psychological and philosophical subjects. I have a BA from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in both English and Philosophy. I look forward to meeting and working with your teen, helping them to discover and grow into the best version of themselves.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #6428 (Expires: 2022-06-29)


Written by K.E. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Joan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Joan has been a great listener and proactive in his counseling approach.

Written by J.E. on Mar 17, 2021 after counseling with Joan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

In 5 minutes i got more help from her than i did with 5 months of other doctors

Written by J.E. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Joan for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Honestly, I absolutely love how helpful she is. She helped me feel very comfortable very quickly, which has never happened to me before and I have been through a LOT of therapy. I felt she addressed my situation with haste and we jumped head first into my trauma and it wasn't as scary as anticipated! I think she is very good at what she does.