“Life is hard, but humans are amazing.”
Mollie Burke, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Burke is the Business Development Officer for Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants. She is a part of our administration team, and helps with staff leadership, patient care directives, and business development. She also helps staff and clients stay satisfied and positive.
Educational History in Psychology
- 2009 – University of Northern Iowa, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish
- 2009-2015 – University of Iowa, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
- 2015 – Internship at University Counseling Services as the University of Iowa
Areas of Specialization
- Adolescents and Adults
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Mindfulness Stress Reduction Therapy
- Grief and Loss
- Neuropsychological testing for adolescents and adults
- Mindful Self-Compassion
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Interests and Background as a Psychologist in the Iowa City Area
My theoretical orientation is Existential-Humanistic infused with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This means that I acknowledge the inherent struggles, difficulties, and hardships of life. However, my approach also emphasizes the incredible ability of human beings to endure these issues to lead purposeful and intentional lives.
Basically, life is hard, but humans are amazing.
With this perspective, I enjoy working with a variety of clients and concerns. Specifically, some of these issues include grief and loss, career and employment concerns, identity-related issues, health concerns, relationship issues. Also, I enjoy working with patients on their transitions to college or new environments. Furthermore, I help people with their adjustments to any other life events and decisions.
Common reasons that people see me are Depression, Anxiety, relationship concerns, work concerns, trauma, and difficulties adjusting to life. Additionally, I see people who need support through various issues regarding identity, self-awareness, and self-esteem.
Work with media
I contribute regularly to the Hope Springs Well Being blog. Some of my posts have included gratitude, emotional coping, and healthy living. Dr. Burke’s practice is also advertised on the Psychology Today Profile page.