About Buirge

 

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About Buirge Jones

Buirge has 20 years of valuable experience working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. Working with such issues as: coping with mental and physical disabilities, PTSD, trauma, addiction, grief and loss, life transitions, and a myriad of individual and group life issues.

Buirge also provides therapeutic life coaching, aiding individuals with self-esteem and motivation issues, life goal attainment strategies, and aiding individuals with artistic blocks. He can be hired to work with individuals or groups to develop a methodical plan to help the client achieve goal(s) attainment.

Buirge works closely with each individual, couple, family, or group, with compassionate direction, and with direct and honest feedback. Client’s need a therapist to challenge them and at the same time be empathetic and have unconditional regard.  He also works with the client, family, group or couple, on their individual treatment plan with them as part of the team.

Buirge maintains professional boundaries and uses all available tools that a client can afford or has themselves, heir is a significant fee difference from coaching compared to his professional therapeutic sessions.

Buirge is provided with therapeutic supervision by a licensed psychologist on all his client caseload, as well as, he attends training conferences each year ongoing, and is involved with many Tucson psychotherapeutic group supervision groups. Buirge is gathering his supervision hours to obtain licensure in the state of Arizona for his private practice. Buirge is presently also employed at a residential treatment center for teens and their families for over 6 years. See: ArivacaBoysRanch.com

Buirge also has a strong background working with families with adopted children whom suffer from trauma or attachment disorders. He was a director of several social service agencies for those with developmental disabilities and severe mental disorders. He has aided these clients in learning coping skills, community integration, and counseled these clients one on one, with their stress and emotional conflicts regarding their disabilities. He has helped counsel family members who suffer from burnout and stress from care taking or in the fields of mental health as workers suffering from burnout. Buirge has counseled and coached many children, young adults, and elderly clients in their own homes or in assisted living situations.

Lastly, Buirge also has worked with human and social service business, and their communities. When business models may be failing due to worker and owner/management interpersonal conflicts, group communication dysfunctions are present, and/or there is a lack of group synergy and productivity. Buirge has provided therapeutic guidance and management of staff and clients, and their families to provide better and more professional high quality care.

Buirge specializes in group therapy and conflict resolution. He underwent an intensive 3 year program at Naropa University, whose main focus was using a group cohort model using group therapy processing in school and on month-long retreats.

Buirge’s therapeutic training is based both in modern and classic Western and Eastern psychotherapeutic/psychoanalytical modalities. His style of therapy embodies being client centered, humanistic, and tailoring the therapy to every individual, couple, family, group members, or business. Buirge has a unique therapeutic style that clients will have a connection with, experiencing compassion, warmth, and humor. Buirge is a graduate of Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychotherapy Masters Program. He also has been trained extensively in the human and social service field for over 20 years.

 

“I prefer to view clients first and foremost without any diagnostic labels or personal flaws . . to know and see them as the human beings and unique individuals they are first. Everyone has basic goodness within them, whether they realize it or not. I choose to see the  “basic goodness” within every being, and use that as the therapeutic ground to begin working with each client(s).

We then explore each individual’s strengths and weakness, to use to contemplate on what their therapeutic goals may be. Having clients self realize their own “basic goodness”, eventually reveals to a client their own intrinsic health, abilities, and the possibility of personal growth.

Many individuals have had negative experiences with therapy. I have been there myself. I have felt the cold and clinical diagnostic viewpoint and labeling, and/or therapists whom seemed to have their own personal agendas. Naropa University trained me well, to not impose my own agendas on clients, and to be mindful of my own personal baggage, and to not bring such issues into therapeutic relationships.

I am passionate about therapy, especially the personal results I have experienced myself, within the Contemplative Psychotherapeutic modality. I am a strong believer that we can not pigeon-hole people into DSM diagnosis and treatment modalities. The DSM is a valid tool, but every individual is constantly growing and changing in their human existence and experience. Nothing is permanent. Not even a diagnosis. Human beings are much more complex than that.

It also saddens me that HMO’s can not provide ongoing extended therapy coverage, for the economically challenged, that is why I provide sliding scale fees based on income, and discounted sessions”.

-Buirge Jones


A Fun Fact:
Buirge also has had 20 years of experience within the Minnesota theater and film community. He has been involved in playwriting, directing, acting, improv, and film production. Buirge’s bachelor’s degree is in theater play directing and playwriting. For certain individuals, he may use his experience in the creative arts, to use in therapy. Such as, using creative writing, drama therapy, and artistic and/or musical expression.
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