Kristy Burgess, MA/LMFT

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”
–Pablo Picasso
I am passionate about getting to the heart of your needs through therapy, holistic skills, and effective use of time. I encourage you to explore yourself or your relationships. You will find relief for that past trauma or old habits that talk therapy doesn’t seem to resolve.
 I am a Certified EMDR practitioner and a Usui Reiki Master since 2005. EMDR is a therapy that saves time by getting directly to the roots of the issue. Reiki is an energy healing modality proven by the Center of Reiki Research. My practice bridges the gap between holistic practices and traditional talk therapy. As a Certified EMDR Therapist, I have an in-depth understanding of complex trauma. Everyone has it in themselves to heal.
For those interested in holistic practices, I am a Reiki Master that can teach you how to do Reiki as well as other healing modalities for yourself in your day to day life so you become your own healer!

Areas of Specialty

  • Complex trauma and Dissociation
  • Couples therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Personal growth
  • Adjustment issues
  • Transitions in life
  • Connection to Inner Self
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual identity
  • Sexual issues

EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a therapy that was developed to address trauma and now has been widely used to aid in treating many different mental issues. It accesses the brain’s natural healing abilities through bilateral stimulation (alternating stimulation of both sides of the body through eye movement, tapping, or sound) to assist in reprocessing distressing memories/traumas into neutral memories.
It’s your own internal process doing the healing; EMDR just “jump starts” it when necessary and helps it work faster.  Once the isolated “land mine” of trauma has been reprocessed with the help of EMDR, it is neutralized so it won’t go off and flood into the present anymore.  It’s integrated into the big picture of your life, so it feels like it’s over and it doesn’t have the power to derail you from your present okness.  It’s a little like a dentist removing all of the decay in a painful tooth before putting in a filling that feels and works much better.~Jill Strunk, Ed.D., L.P., EMDR facilitator, EMDRIA consultant

Education and Training

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Northern Iowa 2007
  • Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University- Twin Cities site 2009
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Minnesota since 2013 (#2413)
  • Minnesota Board Approved Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy and Board of Behavioral Health and Therapies since 2016
  • Certified EMDR Therapist through EMDRIA
  • Reiki Master (Usui Lineage) since 2005

Kristy’s Fees*

Individual therapy (60 minute session)- $145
EMDR therapy phases 3-8 (90 minute session)- $200
Couples Therapy (90 minute session)- $200
Healing session (60 minute session)- $164

PLEASE NOTE: A 3% will be added to credit card charges
Superbills are provided to submit to insurance. Check with your medical insurance to see if they reimburse for out of network providers.


Wish to Schedule with Kristy? Have a Question?

Call Kristy at 952-283-9283, email or click below to request an appointment today.

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