Burke Baldwin is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who earned his Master of Social Work from Loyola University – Chicago, focusing on clinical mental health with a sub-specialization in children and family services.
Burke’s “Why” for working with teens and families is to “engage people in creating meaning and purpose in their lives”. Burke believes that it only takes one person crossing our path to change the trajectory of our lives in an impactful way. His clinical approach is to foster agency, accountability, trust, and commitment.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, Burke also spent three years in the Kansas City Royals’ minor league organization before returning to college to finish his studies.
Prior to Muir Wood, Burke has worked in various roles within the therapeutic community, including classroom counselor in a therapeutic day school supporting children with Autism Spectrum and Social-Emotional disorders, social worker in a psychiatric inpatient adolescent boys unit, and primary therapist in a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) adherent IOP for teens with highly self-destructive behavior. Burke has also managed integrative programming for adults with co-occurring disorders in UHS hospital systems and Foundations Recovery Network-Chicago. Prior to returning to Muir Wood, Burke was the Clinical Supervisor of the Camp Recovery Center’s adolescent program, in Scott’s Valley, CA. Burke spends his leisure time staying active and involved with fitness, coaching, and connecting with family and friends in nature. Burke believes, “The kids are our greatest teachers. If we attune to them with openness and curiosity, we begin to see life in a clearer and more authentic way. Every adolescent I work with deepens my understanding of myself and my relationship to others.