About Lyle Burkle
Lyle has worked in the mental health field for more than 40 years. He worked inpatient units in a number of different capacities, before beginning work on the inpatient unit at the Omaha VA hospital in 1983. He was employed there on the inpatient unit and substance abuse units for about 15 years. From 1997 – 2007 he provided a variety of independent services, which included small group work at the Salvation Army ARC (adult rehab. Center), individual sessions for the homeless program at the Salvation Army, men’s small groups which took place in 2 different churches for men struggling with porn / sexual issues; also during that time frame he provided individual and some small group mental health services at a small college; where he worked with international students adjusting to attending college in the United states, and urban young men that were recruited to play football and were adjusting to attending college in a small NE town.
In October 2007; he returned to the VA as the Coordinator / manager of the Psychosocial Rehab. & Recovery Center (PRRC) or for short, it was called the “Recovery Center”, an intensive outpatient mental health program. There, he provide leadership, and facilitated as many as 5 groups a week in addition to individual (1:1’s) sessions with veterans and active duty program participants. The program received referrals from Offutt Air Force base mental health clinic for active duty service members in the Air Force, Army, Marines and Navy. Program participants were of all ages, a number of them having combat experience. Most program participants were diagnosed with PTSD.
Lyle retired from the VA August 30, 2019.
Lyle has a son and two daughters, 8 grandchildren, (5 granddaughters, 3 grandsons) and 2 great grandsons. He has 2 dogs, a Doberman.and a Maltese. He has volunteered counseling with prison inmates. He does his own landscaping. He likes to read and has an interest in history.