Caitlin Burns, MA
About Caitlin Burns, MA
I am currently in my second year of clinical experience working closely with Dr. Jinariu, specializing in trauma treatment with children, adolescents, and families. My work has included treating traumatic grief, loss, anxiety, depression, developmental disruption, adjustment issues, self-esteem, family conflict and separation, and foster-care and legal system navigation. With my clients, I emphasize skill-building around mindful emotional expression, positive coping, non-judgemental processing, and building awareness of the mind-body connection. As a trauma-informed clinician, I understand my clients from a psychodynamic lens with an emphasis on psychological and physiological trauma manifestation when applicable. In addition to my individual therapy work, I am pleased to offer trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness skill groups at Therapy SoCal.
Education & Training
I am currently pursuing my Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) degree from Azusa Pacific University. I earned my Masters of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2023, and my Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2016. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and The Gottman Method (Level 1). Additionally, I have training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse, Play Therapy, Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting, Safety Planning, and Trauamatic Bereavement in children
In addition to my clinical training, I am a certified trauma-informed yoga instructor. I teach trauma-informed yoga classes and workshops, including breathwork, meditation, and mindfulness interventions. I am trained in Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yin Yoga, Essential Oil Aromatherapy, Contemporary Ayurveda, and Yoga for Social Justice. My doctoral research is on implementing trauma-informed yoga practices into clinical therapy.