Kesha S. Burch, PhD, LCPC

Assistant Program Director

Kesha S. Burch, PhD, LCPC received her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Burch is the lead researcher in the Mental Health Counseling and Culture lab. The members of the lab investigate the intersection of culture and mental health, with particular emphasis on the role of professional counselors and other mental health professionals in caring for the mental health needs of a diverse population. Dr. Burch has over twenty years of experience as a therapist and professional counselor. Dr. Burch spent her formative years of clinical practice working in community mental health and community-based settings caring for clients with complex behavioral, social and multi-systemic needs. As a counselor, Dr. Burch uses an integrative approach, combining the best of several evidenced based clinical practices and techniques, while drawing perspective from depth oriented psychodynamic and relational theories and culturally relevant forms of healing.

Recent Presentations and Publications:

Burch, K. & Baptiste, D. (2022). Cultural self of the Therapist. In, Baptiste, D. & Gooden, A. (Eds). Black Women’s Mental Health. Cambridge University Press.

Burch, K., Nefos Webb, S., Thomas, D., Clark, A., Grimes, B. (2020). Ethical Implications of White Fragility in Counseling. Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development: Ethics Resource.

Baptiste, D. & Burch, K (2020). Women and leadership: Building community. In Clauss-Ehlers, C.S. (Ed.). Cambridge Handbook of Community Psychology.

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