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Sierra Tucson – Ranked #1 in Newsweek’s list of Best Addiction Treatment Centers in Arizona for 2020!

Carol Burns-Wortham, MA, LPC

Primary Therapist

Carol Burns-Wortham, MA, LPC,  began working at Sierra Tucson in 2019 as a primary therapist in the Trauma Program.  She believes in the resilience of individuals and is humbled by the strength and healing she witnesses daily at Sierra Tucson. She uses multiple approaches in her therapies, such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness, psychoeducation, and others, in order to meet individuals where they are on their journey to wellness and healing.   She began her career in academic counseling, working with college students who were on academic probation.  She then transitioned into working in mental health, first in a women’s shelter working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, followed by several years of working as a therapist in the community.  She has helped children, adolescents, and adults focusing on trauma, relational difficulties, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, and other concerns.  Carol also has taught counseling courses at the college level and provided supervision to counselors-in-training.

Carol received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Saginaw Valley State University, and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Oakland University.   In her spare time, Carol enjoys reading, spending time with her partner, and experimenting with different forms of artistic crafts, such as sewing, drawing, and painting.

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The time spent at Sierra Tucson was the true beginning of my journey. Not only did I overcome my addictions, but I began to focus on the root causes that created my compulsions. I understand myself so much better now.

– Anonymous Client
We work with
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • + MANY MORE
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
  • GeneSight
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS)
  • Neurostar
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval