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Services

Individual Counseling

We offer treatment for wide range of issues. Among them:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Anger management
  • Grief/loss
  • Divorce/family conflict
  • Communication problems
  • Academic/social development
  • Trauma/abuse
  • Illness

Clinical Supervision

Since 2008, Abby has enjoyed supervising newer therapists, including pre-license Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapy Registered Interns, and graduate students of Masters of Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy programs. She qualified by the BBS to supervise the hours of ASW’s and IMF’s. Her rate for supervision is discounted 50% off of her therapy rate.

Couples and Family Counseling

Both Abby and Briana are experienced in helping couples and families learn to improve their communication.

Counseling for Specific Populations

Although both Abby and Briana have experience working with people from all walks of life, they specialize in providing therapy for the following:

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Specialties

Over the years we have helped people with just about everything.  A few of our specialties include:

Addiction

Are you thinking about breaking out of the cycle of addiction but not sure? We believe in helping you build up other, healthier coping skills to manage anxiety, depression and stress. Many clients then feel empowered to cut back or stop unhealthy habits. Therapy should be respectful and collaborative and we will help you increase your motivation for YOUR goals, as you define them.

Anxiety and Depression

We have helped people from all walks of life learn to manage and overcome the limitations and suffering caused by anxiety, depression, and many other forms of mental distress. We prefer to focus on the person versus a diagnosis. We will look at what is working in your life and what may no longer be serving you. Together we will find solutions for you to live more of the life you want. Initial sessions will focus on finding some immediate relief from symptoms. We want you to feel better as quickly as possible! If you choose to stay longer, we can work on underlying issues to find longer lasting resolution.

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Briana has extensive experience working with children and adolescents experiencing anger management issues, grief/loss, divorce/family conflict, or anxiety and/or depression. Briana utilizes a variety of techniques proven to assist children and adolescents including play and talk therapy.  Communication problems and issues in academic/social development can often improve with proper support. Briana also has experience helping children overcome trauma and abuse.

College Students and Graduate Students

Both Abby and Briana specialize in the mental health and wellness of college students, community college students and graduate students. Both work part-time as therapists and supervisors in a college mental health counseling center. The stressors on students and adult learners are unique, and we can help students feel less overwhelmed and better able to be successful in school.

Helping Professionals

Therapists, social workers, drug/alcohol counselors and nurses all need help, too! Abby frequently provide therapy to other mental health professionals, as well as teachers, coaches, parents and other people who have dedicated themselves to helping others. We shift the balance back towards a healthy level of self-care so that you can continue to help and support others, and prioritize your own health and well-being. If you are flying on a plane with an individual needing assistance, the flight attendant will tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first.

Maternal Mental Health

Abby specializes in maternal mental health, including the anxiety and emotional challenges of pregnancy and new parenthood, infertility, and pregnancy loss. She integrates her professional expertise with her passion for empowering new and expecting parents to survive –and enjoy– this transition.

Becoming a parent is a time of adjustment, not just for new moms but for dads and partners, too. Couples’ therapy can also be helpful during this transition. Two thirds of couples experience decreased relationship satisfaction after the birth of a child. Let’s make it better!

Parenting

Many otherwise healthy, competent, adults find that the role of being a parent is harder than they imagined. Newborn children require all of our focus just to survive. Many parents find it harder to shift the focus back onto themselves. If you are flying on a plane with an individual needing assistance, the flight attendant will tell you to put your own oxygen mask on first! We can work on “mothering the mother” and make sure all of you and your family’s needs are being met.

Other Topics?

We have had the opportunity to gain experience and specialized training in many other areas. Please consult with us to see if we can meet your needs. If not we are happy to make referrals.

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

619 289 7818

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