About Us

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.”

Abigail Burd, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Abigail Burd, MSW, LCSW, BCDCalifornia License: LCS 26867

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.

December 2016 FOX5

Bringing Postpartum Depression Out of the Shadows Act

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 #800
San Diego, CA 92117

619 289 7818

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Monday  – Saturday:  9am – 5pm
Sunday  closed

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