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Get to know your therapist.....

Casondra Burkley, LCSW-S, M.Div, LSSGB, matriculated at Baylor University where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Speech Communications as well as a Master's Degree in Social Work. She also obtained a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary. Casondra is a survivor of growing up in poverty, overcoming a high school rape, and many other life obstacles. Casondra has over 16 years of experience working with children and families. She uses her obstacles as stepping stones to greatness. She is a living example of Conquering the Obstacles of Painful Experiences. 

She is a published author, playwright, pastor, poet, international speaker, and licensed clinical social worker. She currently works in the medical field of social work, offering medical and mental health services to children with special needs along with running her own mental health private practice.

While being a mother to her beautiful daughter, she still finds time to serve her community. Casondra is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. where she serves on the Regional and State Chaplain's Council. She is also a member of Crime Survivors of Safety and Justice, a Sienna Board of Directors Village Representative , a member of the clergy and volunteers with plethora of other organizations.

Casondra loves writing plays and has produced, directed and starred in several plays and is the author of two books.

C.O.P.E. Inc. Mission

C.O.P.E. Inc., was created to offer guidance, support, teach coping skills, foster emotional development, counsel, empower and encourage children, youth and adults who have experienced obstacles from painful or traumatic life experiences. 

C.O.P.E. Inc. Vision

C.O.P.E. Inc., exists to help others take what seemed to be a negative obstacle in life, to use it as a stepping stone to greatness. 


Get to know your therapist.....

Aaliyah Maura, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio in Psychology and received her master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She has experience providing counseling services to couples, families, and individual services to adults and adolescents. Her therapeutic approaches include utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Systems Approach as well as a trauma-informed approach to providing care. Her style includes providing empathy while walking alongside her clients, holding them accountable to their goals and identifying patterns that may hinder clients from reaching their goals.

She has a passion for providing services to African Americans and the Black community to help de-stigmatize the idea of receiving mental health services. In addition to providing clinical services in a traditional setting, Aaliyah also has a passion for providing mental health education and advocacy through speaking opportunities, serving on panels,  and her blog where she breaks down mental & emotional topics in a more digestible way. Being a mental health professional is not just something she does, but is intricately apart of who she is. 


Her proudest accomplishment was being featured in Essence online magazine. In the article, she provided tips and tools for parents on how to implement boundaries with their extended family regarding their parenting decisions and choices. Part of her purpose in life is to help people live their lives authentically and to help them reach their emotional, mental, and relational goals. 


In her personal time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, serving in ministry at her church, and serving in her beloved sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

C.O.P.E. Inc. Vision

Professional Development

TF-CBT Trained

EMDR Trained

Prepare-Enrich Facilitator 

Texas CANS 2.0 Certified



Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice



Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor Texas, #50346

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