Chris Burner, LCSWA, MDIV, SEP

Outpatient Psychotherapist in Durham

Chris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner™ (SEP), and an outpatient psychotherapist with Three Oaks Behavioral Health & Wellness at the Durham location. Chris holds two Masters degrees: a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Divinity (MDIV) from Duke University. Chris specializes in Structural Dissociation work and Somatic Experiencing®, with several years of advanced training, providing assistance and support to individuals who have experienced various types of trauma and crises. 

Individuals who could potentially benefit from his style of work are those who long to have a more affirming and validating relationship to their bodies; persons who desire to process trauma on a somatic, or body-oriented level; and individuals who struggle with chronic disconnection to themselves and others. 

Chris is committed to social justice and equality & is proud to work closely with all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) community. Additionally, he is trained to provide enhanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). 

Specialties Include:

Active Duty Military

Motor Vehicle Collisions

Adolescents & Adults



Victims of Sexual Abuse

Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse

Criminal Justice System

Native populations



Victims of Mass Disaster

Grief and Loss

Adults abused as children

Complex PTSD

Dissociative Disorders

Developmental Trauma

Chris looks forward to connecting with you!


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