Chaka Burnett, MA, LCMHCA, NCC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Couples, Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Family Therapist


Hello there - I’m glad our paths have crossed!


My name is Chaka (yes, like Chaka Khan), and my goal is to work with you to overcome obstacles and issues that are interfering with your progress and passion in life. Resolving conflict, repairing relationships, healing from past trauma, building self-esteem, reversing dysfunctional patterns all assist in reaching this goal. I truly believe that, although people get hurt in relationships, it is also through relationships that people can heal.


I have a passion for helping individuals, couples and families work through difficult situations such as anxiety, depression, stress, diverse family dynamics, cultural concerns, intergenerational trauma, low self-esteem, grief/loss, spiritual issues, marital discord, and much more. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person-centered therapy, and solution-focused therapy. I utilize Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my work with couples to help improve communication, strengthen friendship, and rebuild intimacy and connection.


I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) in North Carolina with amasters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. In additionto being a National Certified Counselor (NCC), I hold Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level I and II certifications. I have over 10 years of counseling, mentoring and coaching experience in a wide array of settings including private practice, non-profit organizations, universities and schools. I am under the supervision of Harry Lerner, MA, LCMHC, QS, NCC.


Change is not easy, but it is attainable and sustainable. As you embark on your healing journey, I will be here to see you through it.


“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” - Maya Angelou


Chaka Burnett, MA, LCMHCA, NCC

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (except HMO, Medicare, Medicaid & POS plans)
  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)
  • MedCost (through CBHA only)
  • Out of Network
  • Private Pay
  • Does not accept Medicaid or Medicare Insurance


Call 336-355-8244 to request an intake session with Chaka.  




Where to Find Us:

Winston-Salem location

Forsyth Family Counseling

942 West 4th Street

Winston Salem, NC 27101 

Phone: 336-355-8244

Fax: 336-546-7630



Asheville location

Forsyth Family Counseling

40 N. French Broad Avenue

Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: 828-367-1010

Fax: 336-546-7630





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