Arlene Burke, M.A., LMHC, ATR
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Arlene Burke, MA, LMHC, ATR. Arlene graduated from Southwestern College in 2009, receiving an MA in Art Therapy and Counseling, minor in Psychodrama. She did her undergraduate work at California College of the Arts in Berkeley, CA, in Textile Arts and received her BA from the University of New Mexico in Art Education. Arlene has worked as an art teacher for 35 years to all ages and as an art therapist for 8 years with a private practice, Wheelhouse Studio. She has practiced for the past four years as a Mental Health Clinical Therapist at Las Cumbres Community Services in Santa Fe. She specializes in family dyadic therapy, weaving together Art therapy, Play therapy, Sandtray therapy, DBT, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and Psychodrama in the service of creating healthier attachment in families.
Arlene has extensive training and experience in Child/Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), working with early childhood trauma and Infant Mental Health, currently finishing work on IMH Endorcement level III. While at Las Cumbres Arlene also facilitated a support group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren for 4 years, and taught a parenting class called Circle of Security for 3 years. Arlene loves to make art in many mediums but her favorite is tapestry weaving, having taught weaving to all ages and shown and sold her work in galleries throughout New Mexico for 35 years.
Arlene grew up in LA, has lived in New Mexico for 44 years, and has had a vast variety of multi-cultural experiences including living in Holland, Morocco, and Egypt, and studying shamanic practices in Peru while a student at SWC. In addition to weaving Arlene enjoys dancing, drumming and spending time with her two children and four grandchildren who live close by.