Brian Burns
683 Bielenberg Dr. , Suite 105, Woodbury, Minnesota, 55125

Second Address
2217 Vine Street, #206, Hudson, Wisconsin, 54016

DISCERNMENT COUNSELOR to help couples in crisis make a decision about the future of their marriage with clarity and thourghtfulness.

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE COACH with strong background in family, adult, and marital therapy, mental health trauma, and divorce education. CHILD SPECIALIST with background in child and family therapy, assessment and treatment of child/adolescent mental health disorders. Currently offering the CHILDRENS DIVORCE GROUP, a therapeutic group for children ages 7-12 focusing on helping children cope more effectively with the difficult emotions of a divorce. Please see website and contact information below for more information.

Divorce is much more an emotional process than a legal one. While it is essential to have good legal representation to understand and move through the legal process, an attorney is not trained to identify and understand the complex emotional issues that occur in this major life crisis.


YearTraining TypeInstructorHours
2009 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Judy Williams 2.00
2009 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Clemenson, Eaton 4.00
2009 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training 2009 IACP Forum 12.00
2008 Mediation Training C Liek 34.00
2008 Advanced Collaborative Law Training Linda Solomon 8.00
2008 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Linda Solomon – One-Coach Model 6.00
2007 Basic Interdisciplinary Training Deb Clemenson, Tonda Mattie, Terrie Romanoff 4.00
2007 Conflict Resolution Training Ellison 8.00
2007 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Ahrons 3.50
2006 Basic Collaborative Law Training CLI 4.50
2006 Advanced Interdisciplinary Training Susan Gamache & Victoria Smith 12.00
2013 Advanced Training in Discernment Counseling Couples on the Brink – UMN 30.00
Areas of Practice
  • Discernment Counselor
  • Family and Child Specialist
  • Divorce Coach
Undergraduate Education: B.S. Psychology –
Postgraduate Education: M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy – University of New Hampshire, 1999
Marriage & Family Therapy Supervision – St. Mary’s University, 2006
Professional Licenses
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MN & WI
  • Board-Approved Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor
Professional Activities
  • Editor, MN Association of Marriage & Family Therapy Newsletter

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