Natalie Burns, LMSW

Senior Clinical Social Worker


Bio: Natalie Burns,  LMSW, MA, Senior Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Social Work at the University of Michigan. Natalie has advanced intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.  She serves on the Zero to Thrive Perinatal Clinic in Ambulatory Psychiatry. Natalie has expertise working with women in the perinatal phase and specializes in perinatal mood disorders, reproductive loss, and infertility related issues. Natalie is also a certified post-partum Doula. Natalie serves on social work communication committee, teaches the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy resident mentorship, facilitates two groups: Perinatal Adjustment group and Adult Dialectical Behavioral therapy skills group, and oversees the Thrive With Your Baby Clinic in primary care settings. Her clinical interests include mood disorders, reproductive loss, trauma, relational work with parents and infants, trauma, and suicidality. Natalie also serves as a consultant for the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality where she trains mental health providers in suicide specific assessment and intervention.

Areas of Interest

  • Mood Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Infant-parent relational work
  • Reproductive Loss
  • Infertility
  • Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  • Suicidality


  • Catholic University, School of Social Work, Master's of Social Work
  • Eastern University, Master's in Organizational Leadership
  • Malone University, Bachelors