Our Credentials

Pattie Lynch, MSW, LICSW


  • Rutgers University Master’s in Social Work, May 1993
  • Rutgers University Bachelor’s in Journalism, May 1981

30+ years of work in Behavioral Health

New Jersey (1985 to 2004):

  • Resource Center Counselor at a not-for-profit organization providing services to individuals involved in the criminal justice system
  • Non-clinical social worker: child & adolescent psychiatric hospital, outpatient services with older adults with substance abuse issues and mothers struggling with substance abuse
  • Post graduate: Clinical Social Worker on research study aimed at understanding differences in child and adolescent adaptation to sexual abuse
  • Part-time psychotherapy private practice
Minnesota (2005 to Present):
  • Clinical Social Worker in a group practice in Rochester, MN. 2006 to 2012
  • Private Practice in Clinical Social Work in Rochester, MN. 2012 to present
  • Behavioral Health Consultant to Rochester Police and Olmsted County Sheriff’s Departments Peer Support Team. 2018 to present

Michael V. Burke, EdD, LPCC


  • Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania – MHS, Counseling, Human Service 1987 – 1989
  • Thomas Edison College, Trenton, New Jersey – BS, Human Services Degree 1987 – 1990
  • Rutgers University, New Jersey – EdD, Counseling Psychology 1995 – 2000

Previous Professional Experience and Academic Appointments

  • Lead Substance Abuse Counselor – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1991 -1999
  • Sports Psychology Intern and Mental Health Counselor – Rutgers the State University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 1999 – 2001
  • Co-Investigator and Program Developer – Tobacco Dependence Program UMDNJ, New Brunswick, New Jersey 2001 – 2004
    • Director for Education – University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    • Director of Distance Education 
  • Assistant Professor – Rutgers University 2001 – 2005
    • Appointments Rutgers University School of Public Health and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Program Director – Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center 2005 – 2022
    • Assistant Professor of Medicine – Mayo College of Medicine

Select Publications

Burke MV, Cha S, Shumaker TM, LaPlante M, McConahey L, Graham AL. Delivery of smoking cessation treatment via live chat: An analysis of client-centered coaching skills and behavior change techniques. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Jul; 105 (7):2183-92

Kotsen C, Santorelli ML, Bloom EL, Goldstein AO, Ripley-Moffitt C, Steinberg MB, Burke MV, Foulds J. A Narrative Review of Intensive Group Treatment: Clinical, Research, and Policy Recommendations.

Hays JT, Croghan IT, Schroeder DR, Burke MV, Ebbert JO, McFadden DD, Hurt RD. Residential treatment compared with outpatient treatment. Mayo Clin Proc. 2011 Mar; 86 (3):203-9

Williams JM, Steinberg ML, Kenefake AN, Burke MV. An Argument for Change in Tobacco Treatment Options Guided by the ASAM Criteria for Patient Placement. J Addict Med. 2016 Sep-Oct; 10 (5):291-9

Burke MV, Ebbert JO, Schroeder DR, McFadden DD, Hays JT. Treatment Outcomes From a Specialist Model for Treating Tobacco Use Disorder in a Medical Center. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov; 94 (44

Burke MV. Education and training for public health emergencies N J Med.2004