Dr. Burke has been a Christian counselor for over 20 years. Her private practice is in Arlington, Texas, where she feels it is her calling to assist individuals in overcoming depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other mental and emotional disorders. She trains clients to cope with stress and manage various life issues, such as relationship conflicts, grief and loss, career worries, parenting problems, blended family difficulties, physical problems and spiritual issues.
As a counselor in private practice, Patricia is dedicated to helping clients gain peace of mind and an understanding of how to get their needs met by moving from dysfunctional interactions and thought patterns to expressing themselves appropriately and behaving skillfully. Teaching cognitive skills is essential for developing peace of mind. The Bible clearly states that one should avoid anxiety producing thoughts, resentment, worry and anger. Many of the concepts and skills Pat shares with clients come straight out of The Bible. Her purpose in life is to find the truth, live it, and convey it to others.
Patricia has taken what began as her personal notes and organized them into a comprehensive summary of the Bible. Her hope is that others who desire to read and understand the contents of the Bible can use her book to begin to make that a reality.
Some of Patriciaís favorite Scripture topics:
Positive thinking: "Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Philippians 4:8
Godís desire that we have Abundance: Christ came that we might have life, and have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Donít take things personally: Itís not what goes into the mouth that defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth that defiles him. Matthew 15:11 "Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also." Matthew 5:39, Luke 6:29
Depression: "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Psalm 30:5
Worry/anxiety: "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on....Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?" Matthew 6:25 Ė 27
Peace: "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10 "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul." Psalm 23:1 Ė 3
Parenting: "Fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." Ephesians 6:6
Donít Judge; Self-evaluate: First cast the beam out of your own eye; and then you can see clearly to cast the splinter out of your brotherís eye. "Judge not." Matthew 7: 1; Luke 6:37
Self-Esteem: Love thy neighbor as thyself. This means to love yourself; then use that as a guide on how to love your neighbor.
Use self-control: "Be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy." Leviticus 19:2