I’m excited to announce that I have hired a new Marriage and Family Therapy Intern to work in my private practice! I’ve had the opportunity to work closely with Briana this summer and became impressed with her clinical skills, dedication and reliability. She is also a fun and lovely person to be around. Briana will be working out of the same office as me in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego. She comes with a wealth of experience, especially with children, teens and families. She is a registered intern with the Board of Behavioral Science and will be under my supervision and training, although I often feel I learn from her.

I will let her introduce herself:

Briana Kilian, MFTII am a registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern and I have been working as a clinician for over 4 years.  I have earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University and completed my undergraduate work at the University of Southern California.   I have first hand experience with the healing and growth that psychotherapy can offer and am passionate about helping people live a more authentic and satisfying life.  I have 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.  I enjoy working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and have experience in couple’s therapy, individual therapy, group therapy as well as extensive experience working with adolescents.  I approach each new client as a unique individual keeping their personal background and journey in mind.  I use an integrative approach and implement a variety of techniques such as talk therapy, mindfulness and expression through art.  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!”

Four Reasons Briana May Be a Good Fit As a Therapist For You

  1. If You Need Lower Cost Counseling.

    Because she is still working towards an independent license, Briana is able to offer her individual, couples, child/adolescent, and family therapy services at a reduced rate. I love that there is a now a lower-cost therapy option for those that cannot afford my rates. Contact either of us to see her sliding scale.

  2. You Need A Day of the Week or Time of Day I am Not Available.

    Briana may also be a great option for those looking for more evening hours. Currently she has all day and all evening Thursday open and can add other days as needed.

  3. If Your Family Member Already Sees Me.

    One other benefit of adding her to my team is that there is now an option for the family members of my clients. It is considered unethical for me to treat multiple members of the family. If you trust the quality of my services and the convenience of my location, then consider Briana.

  4. If You Already See Me for Individual Therapy and Want to Start Couples or Family Therapy.

    Similarly, it is also considered unethical for me to provide ongoing couples or family therapy when I am an individual therapist to one of the members. For example, if one of my clients would like to start couples or family therapy in addition to individual therapy, Briana will able to be an objective therapist. (Or vice versa.)

You can contact Briana Kilian, Marriage and Family Therapy Intern, IMF 81364, directly at 619-356-0726, by email at Briana@AbigailBurdLCSW.com, or through me.

If you aren’t sure if you would do better with Briana or with me, feel free to consult with me. I am still taking new clients for therapy and for supervision, and currently have openings on Fridays.