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About Us

Abigail Burd, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Abigail Burd, MSW, LCSW, BCDCalifornia License: LCS 26867
Briana Kilian, MS, IMF
Briana Kilian, MS, IMFCalifornia Registration: IMF 81364

Abigail Burd, MSW, LCSW, BCD, LCS26867

Abby received a Master of Social Work from San Diego State and is licensed in the state of California as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). In addition, she is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (BCD). She has worked in agencies such as UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, St. Vincent de Paul, and Community Research Foundation since 1998.

Abby is very experienced in helping clients overcome anxiety, depression, substance abuse, issues with self-esteem, etc., and has worked in every type of mental health setting over the last 18+ years.

Abby is also passionate about pregnancy and birth and rejoices in her two daughters. She integrates her passion and profession to support other pregnant and postpartum women. Abby is a member of the Postpartum Health Alliance and has served on their executive board.

When not in private practice, Abby works part-time for the San Diego City College Mental Health Counseling Center as a therapist and clinical supervisor.

Clients find Abby calm and competent, as they work together to advance their goals, ease symptoms or work through transitions. She is sincere and passionate about helping them achieve their full potential.

Read what her clients say (testimonials).

Media Expert Consultant

Abby is frequently sought out by journalists as an expert for television news broadcasts and quotes for articles. The videos below are just a few of her interviews. Media can contact her at abby@burdtherapy.com or 619-289-7818.

Terápia en Español
Abby habla español. En el terapia es importante expresarse en la lengua en que se sueña. Hace todo que pueda para que se salga adelante.

More about Abby:
In an interview with Gill Andrews, Abby talks about what being a therapist is like and gives tips on how to keep your mind healthy.
This interview on Nutrition Instinct covers what to expect when you first call Abby for therapy.

“I consider it a privilege when my clients let me into their lives. I find no greater reward than seeing them get better.”

San Diego Psychotherapist available for TV news appearances and interviews

Briana Kilian, M.S., MFTI, IMF 81364

Briana is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and has been working as a clinician for over 5 years.  She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University and completed undergraduate work at the University of Southern California.

Briana has first hand experience with the healing and growth that psychotherapy can offer and is passionate about helping people live a more authentic and satisfying life. She has experience working with individuals who have experienced various forms of trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, life transitions, family/relationship issues, school issues, and parent/child concerns.

Briana enjoys working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and has experience in couple’s therapy, individual therapy, group therapy as well as extensive experience working with adolescents.


Briana approaches each new client as a unique individual keeping their personal background and journey in mind. She uses an integrative approach and implements a variety of techniques such as talk therapy, mindfulness and expression through art.

Contact Briana directly at 619-356-0726 or briana@burdtherapy.com.

“I understand the pain and courage it can take to decide to come to therapy and I would love to help you take that first step!”

Briana Kilian, MFTI

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million…

Finding the right therapist can sometimes be like trying on a glove. Sometimes it just isn’t the right fit. Short of meeting in person, video may be the next best way to get a quick sense of someone’s personality.

June 2016 FOX5 Paternal Postpartum Depression

January 2016 FOX5 Explaining the New Depression Screens

May 2015 FOX5 Preventing Postpartum Depression

November 2010 KUSI Oxycontin Abuse in Young Adults

November 2010 ABC 10 KGTV San Diego The Dangers of Prescription Pain Killer and Opiate Addiction


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Burd Psychotherapy
5252 Balboa Ave #803,
San Diego, CA 92117

619 289 7818

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Tuesday  9am – 5pm
Wednesday  9am – 5pm
Thursday  9am – 8pm
Friday  9am – 5pm
Saturday  9am – 5pm
Sunday  closed