Dr. Burdge has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Brigham Young University and a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. He is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a background in individual and group therapy for children, teens, and adults. Dr. Burdge grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and has worked with individuals from many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Dr. Burdge has been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. He has experience in couples and family therapy and has worked with many families in crisis. He has extensive experience with individuals in a correctional setting. He has treated victims and perpetrators of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, assisting with the associated anxiety, depression, and other emotional and behavioral consequences of that abuse. His work with traditional, adoptive, and foster families has provided him with opportunities to address the dynamics unique to each family’s circumstances. Dr. Burdge’s personal philosophy of human nature is optimistic, hopeful, and empowering. Human beings are the world’s most valuable resource. We can be powerful agents for good and for self-improvement if we choose to engage in the work necessary to realize our potential. His intuitive ability to perceive the thoughts and feelings of his clients assists him in helping clients to make significant, positive changes in their lives.