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Helping Children, Adolescents, Couples and Families Through Life's Transitions

Ann J. Burke MA, MFT, RPT
Lic #40730

Although change is a natural and often necessary part of our lives, change can feel overwhelming and intimidating.  Unexpected change forces us to re-evaluate our direction.  As a therapist, I help those who are stuck by supporting them as they explore their inner selves.  By finding their hidden potential, they can move forward.

I work with couples, families and individuals; but specialize in children who have been affected by change.  Children don’t understand what is happening and often feel responsible for the change.  Utilizing art and play therapy, I help children learn, develop and express their feelings in their natural method of learning – Play.  Play therapy provides children an opportunity to use their natural creativity and imagination to heal and to discover new skills or talents.

Professional/Personal Statement: I worked for Sacramento County in their School Based Outpatient unit for several years. This experience allowed me to work with many different populations in numerous settings. I believe that everyone has the potential to do something well if they are willing to first explore the possibilities and then to utilize their special gifts. In school settings, I saw children who had been labeled as disruptive or not engaged in the classroom. I tried to help these children find out who they were and to support and foster their personal growth.

Ann Burke's Counseling for the Modern Family Blog

Services Offered:

  • Play Therapy
  • Individual & Group Counseling
  • Parenting Skills Training

Groups Offered:

  • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Social Skills Training
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution

Insurance: I am currently on MHN, Cigna, Blue Shield and TriWest insurance panels

Office Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
                     Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA      
  • BA, Education, Marywood University, Scranton, PA
  • Numerous Continuing Education Trainings on Play and Art Therapies

Professional Memberships:

  • California Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Association for Play Therapy – President-elect of the Sacramento Chapter of APT


Ann J. Burke MA, MFT, RPT
4030 Truxel Rd. Suite C-6
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 419-4457
email: ann_burke@mindspring.com

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4440 Duckhorn Dr, Sacramento, CA 95834