Aja Burks

Aja

Burks

Aja Burks

Faculty

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  • Campus:
  • Saybrook University
Department
Counseling
Institution
Saybrook University
Office Phone
626-316-5347
Email
Biography

Aja Burks, Ph. D., LMSW, is core faculty at Saybrook University, the owner of Transformative Mind Counseling LLC., and is the founder of Michigan Black Therapy Fund. A fund created to provide free services to the Black community in Michigan. Aja received her Ph. D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Wayne State University and received her master's degree in clinical social work from Michigan State University. In her group practice, she strives to make the lives better for individuals with anxiety, depression and those who have experienced childhood trauma and racial trauma. Aja has been a featured panelist at numerous conferences and workshops on the topic of mental health and trauma in the African American community. Aja is the co-chair of the Anti- Racist practice in CES subcommittee of ACES Diversity and Inclusion Interest Group and is actively involved in the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) currently serving as webmaster. Aja's research interests include anti-racism pedagogy and practices in counseling education and supervision, race-based stress and trauma impact on client care, and culturally responsive and inclusive supervision. Aja's passion is purely in teaching, research and creating a space to have dialog on race and cultural issues, in counseling and on campuses.