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Our Staff


Kim Burian, Intake Coordinator, Therapist, Group Facilitator

Kim Burian received her Master’s in Counseling from Rider University and is a member of the American Counseling Association since 2005.  Kim is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is certified in Thanatology (CT) with the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). She is also a Suicide Bereavement Trained Clinician with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

 

Kim’s background includes working for the Cancer Support Community, a non-profit organization offering support to those whose lives have been affected by cancer.  She also has experience working specifically with women who have/had breast cancer and with adolescents in a high school and alternative school setting.  Additionally, Kim’s life journey with personal experience in untimely death and the journey toward healing helps her find a great sense of compassion and understanding for the unique aspects of her clients’ grief. Embracing a client-centered counseling theory and strength-based approach, Kim’s goal is to create a safe and supportive environment to help her clients identify their internal and external strengths, share their narrative, and find meaningful ways to navigate through their grief.

 

In addition to being a therapist at the Center, Kim can be found facilitating Specialized Support Groups, participating at Camp Millie, and presenting in our professional trainings.  As the Center’s Intake Coordinator, Kim is active in the supporting people as they assess their needs and fit within our programming options.  She also has a hand in our community relations and supports our team in communication and partnerships. Kim is a member of the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce and the Montgomery County Counselors Association.

Contact Kim at 610-222-4110 ext. 103 or by email at kab@bereavementcenter.org