In my pursuit to understand what infringes on our happiness and how to create change, I have sought out cutting-edge training and education.


Most specifically, I have received extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy or EFT, one of the most well-researched and highly effective models for the treatment of couples.  In addition to utilizing this model of treatment in my practice, I have also offered supervision to other therapists training in this model, facilitated intensive couples workshops based on EFT and acted as a training assistant to help train therapists in this model. 

I am also a long-time student and practitioner of mindfulness.   I have offered Mindfulness Workshops to the community and have completed Level I and II training from Mindful Schools, a highly effective and research supported program that utilizes mindfulness to facilitate effective learning, cooperation, and academic success.  Based on its simplicity, accessibility and effectiveness, I teach mindfulness in my work with individuals, couples  and parents.


We all long to love deeply and to be understood by those we hold most dear. We long for a life of meaning and relevancy. To this end, I dedicate this work to the practice of supporting those who move towards a life of deeper meaning and connection.

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and owner of Mindful Heart Counseling Center in San Luis Obispo, CA.  I have  over 15 years of clinical practice working with individuals, couples, families and children.   My intention and commitment is to offer a safe and supportive space for self-exploration, healing and renewal.


I have a Masters in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Expressive Arts Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies.  This degree program emphasized the importance of both Eastern and Western approaches to healing as well as the powerful impact of arts in the therapeutic process.  My approach to therapy includes a Person Centered, Mindfulness Based Approach to support individuals who are seeking lasting relief from suffering, as well as their own answers to both practical and existential issues.  For those that are interested, a non-dual perspective can also be integrated into therapy sessions. 


In my fifteen  plus years as a therapist,  I have witnessed the strong desire each of us has to live our lives to the fullest as well as the longing for deep and fulfilling connections with others.  I’ve also seen the suffering that occurs when somehow these are impeded or feel out of reach.  Inherently, we all have the capacity to explore and uncover what keeps us from fulfilling this potential and to create a shift in our lives.

Denan Burke, LMFT

Lic# 43415

About Denan Burke, LMFT

Mindful Heart Counseling Center

Therapy for Adults & Couples


641 Higuera Street #202

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


  Services also available ONLINE

(805) 835-1222 (call or text)

                                                                                                                                                         


Mindful Heart Counseling Center serves the online community, as well as communities in Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Avila beach, Baywood park, Buellton, Cambria, Camp Roberts, Cayucos, Creston, Grover reach, Guadalupe, Harmony, Lompoc, Los Alamos, Los Olivos, Los Osos, Morro Bay, Nipomo, Oceano, Orcutt, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, Shell Beach, Solvang and Templeton.  Services offered by Denan Burke, LMFT, include marriage counseling, relationship therapy, couples counseling, premarital counseling, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), counseling for affairs and cheating, as well as help with dating, love and communication, individual counseling for anxiety, stress, depression and relationship difficulties, mindfulness skills, meditation, expressive art therapy and other services based upon your needs.

If you have any other questions regarding my skills, experience or expertise, you are welcome to call me at (805) 835-1222 or email MindfulHeartCounseling@gmail.com


641 Higuera St.,  #202

San Luis Obispo, CA  94301