WHO ARE WE
Hello, I'm Kelly Burda
For over 25 years, I have had an unwavering stance in helping others achieve independence and growth in their personal recovery goals. My behavioral health background includes clinical and administrative oversight in the state hospital system, along with supporting those living their life in the community.
I focus my work on providing training and consultation for individuals, groups, and organizations that directly support individuals on their recovery journey. I provide training in Motivational Interviewing and all of the Evidence-Based Practices within the Assertive Community Treatment Model (ACT). I am also a Member of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).
In conjunction with Angela Sacks, please refer to the Training header above to learn about and register for the trainings we are currently offering.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
An ACT Team consists of a community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental illness. An ACT Team provides person-centered services addressing the breadth of an individual's needs, helping them to achieve their personal goals.
Motivational Interviewing 2-Day Workshop
Participants will learn to apply MI in an interactive learning environment while discovering new ways to interact with clients to enhance their confidence, motivation, and commitment to change.
Understand and Feel the 'Spirit' of MI.
Learn and Practice the Person-Centered Skills (OARS); Open-ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflective Listening, Summaries).
Learn how to Recognize, Respond to, and Strengthen Change Talk.
A heartfelt "thank you" for facilitating such a fantastic training! I felt engaged the entire time, and I have learned skills that I am able to use immediately with my clients. You are a terrific instructor; you've definitely found your calling!
- Kendra M.
You were engaging, friendly, and your approach when assisting to help us understand was given with a dash of humor. It was appreciated.
- Maureen T.
You are always leading from a helpful, kind, supportive heart.
- Megan H.
I just loved your enthusiasm for the topic! Your training was super informative and energizing for our staff.
- Caitlin D.
You are a great presenter and genuine in your love for this work.
- Karan D.
Thank you for the excellent training! I learned so much, and I appreciate how comfortable you made the training sessions. I felt very safe in the space you created to share and take risks. I appreciated your training style.
- Veronica P.