K. Timothy Burkholder – MA, IMH12479

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

tim burkholderTim is a diverse individual with a wide range of interests and experiences. Several years ago he left a successful and promising career as a computer engineer with hopes of pursuing full-time ministry. Since then, he has served thousands of missionaries headed worldwide during his time on staff at Cru, where he used his technical expertise to plan conferences that would train and mobilize staff and students. It was during this season that Tim began to seek his own personal healing through counseling. His job took him to over ten countries. While in these countries Tim experienced a great need for individuals to be supported as they wrestled with how their unique stories were impacting the trajectory of their lives. With a heart to serve and a desire to help meet that need, Tim enrolled in Reformed Theological Seminary, where he completed his Master of Arts in Counseling.

As a pensive and reflective counselor, Tim desires to create a safe environment where light is allowed to permeate the known and unknown shadows of our secrets and story that we all would prefer remain hidden. He believes that healthy people move honestly toward two things: truth and relationships, and loves to help people who are hurting or stuck, find the courage to pursue their own health. He has enjoyed working alongside clients with issues of sexual/pornography addiction, survivors of trauma and abuse, mood disorders, as well as other spiritual or existential crises. He draws from his extensive experience to connect with clients and help them move toward places of greater freedom.

Personally, Tim loves experiencing new cultures through travel and missions, having visited 30 countries and nearly every state. He also enjoys photography, writing, reading, biking, a motorcycle ride on a nice day, brewing beer, and serving his local church through playing the banjo or B3 organ. He also tries to tend a vegetable garden in his backyard, though similar to his life, it often contains more weeds than he prefers.

Specialty areas include:

  • Sex and Pornography Addiction (See Sexual Addiction Counseling)
  • Child Trauma and Abuse
  • Spiritual Questioning and Crisis of Faith (See Spiritual Development Counseling)
  • Issues of Identity and Self-Exploration of Personality
  • Missionary Care (Domestic and International)
  • Sexuality and Gender
  • Mood Disorders

Email: ktburkholder@chariscounselingcenter.com

Office Hours: Wednesday – Saturday