Virginia W. Burk, Psy.D.

Dr. Virginia Burk is a clinical psychologist with a passion for working with individuals on the autism spectrum. In addition to her autism background, she also has worked with adults and children with trauma backgrounds. Dr. Burk has worked professionally with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. She is focused on understanding the diverse way individuals react and view the world, and helping people interact with their environment in a way that will benefit them and those around them.

Dr. Burk obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At Nova, she gained a strong generalist background. Dr. Burk worked with economically disadvantaged individuals in Miami, adults with childhood trauma, juveniles involved with the legal system, and preschool aged children with autism spectrum disorders. During her time in Florida, Dr. Burk became well-versed with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, psychosis, eating disorders, and especially trauma disorders and autism spectrum disorders. She became proficient in providing comprehensive evaluations, and in assessments such as the ADOS-2. She also worked at a wrap-around program for college aged individuals with autism spectrum disorders while earning her doctorate, which inspired her to continue working with this population.

Dr. Burk completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Beatrice State Developmental Center, where she worked with adults with intellectual and developmental delays. She provided behavioral interventions and individual therapy to individuals with a wide range of skills. During her internship, she received further training on the ADOS-2 via a clinical training through the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Dr. Burk completed her post-doctoral training at the Moore Autism Center, in which she provided individual therapy to children and adolescents on the autism spectrum, as well as comprehensive developmental evaluations. During her postdoctoral year, Dr. Burk was trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She now works with children with behavioral and developmental concerns utilizing this treatment.

Dr. Burk is well-versed in treatment with individuals of all ages, but her primary focus is adults. In many regards, adults on the spectrum have fewer services available for them. Dr. Burk’s goal is to assist adults with concerns that are more unique to them; such as platonic and romantic relationships, work concerns, assertiveness, and all the stressors that come with being an adult – while still being able to have fun conversations about hobbies and interests. Dr. Burk also enjoys facilitating social skills groups and incorporating real-world experiences into therapy.