Welcome. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 30 years of continuous experience as a mental health therapist, program manager, clinical supervisor, trainer, and clinical director in various settings, including primary care and a community mental health agency. After being with Better Help for about 5 years, I have found that this process works best when it is client driven, and my general therapeutic philosophy is that honest self exploration is the engine of good therapy. I may give direction at times and even advice if it is solicited, but usually the client holds the key to better life satisfaction and mental well-being. I see my role as a partner and facilitator of that process.
It takes a surprisingly short amount of time to cover the main issues and develop some sort of strategy going forward by applying what we know works in mental health and relationship therapy. Modern brain science demonstrates that by being aware and mindful of our own automatic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and changing the focus of our attention...as well as HOW we attend to our inner and outer worlds, we can quite literally change and alter the neural pathways in our own brain to improve well-being.
I do think Better Help is unique in the way that it maximizes convenience and quality mental health services at the same time. So many people don't have access to competent, quality, affordable mental health care. I truly love getting to do this on a daily basis. I have had the privilege of talking with men and women all over the world about their stories, each unique in their own way, and yet I find the same psychological themes no matter what country or culture they come from. I love working for Better Help because even after all of the traditional therapy I have done in the past, I still have learned so much from my online clients and have been inspired by their courage and resilience displayed in the face of life’s challenges.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
IL LCPC 180004663
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Brad Burklow. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Fantastic doctor, listens, does not judge, truly a great human being.
Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Brad for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Great service and great therapists
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Brad for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Brad has been the best therapist I have ever had. He listens, which is most important, and he asked great and thoughtful questions. Cannot recommend him enough!
Written on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Brad for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
It would be incredibly difficult for me to get through what I'm going through without Brad's help. He's outstanding.
Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Brad for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties
Dr. Burklow really does try his best to create a nonjudgmental atmosphere. He keeps it very professional and never crosses any boundaries. He understands the importance of creating a secure attachment relationship with his patients.
Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Brad for 5 years and 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Burklow has helped me tremendously in continuing to always take the next step for the benefit of myself. I have learned a lot about myself through bouncing ideas, ruminations, and cold hard truth that turned out to be an issue within the way I soothed myself many a time. If you're dealing with uncontrollable thought, racing mind, and being down in the dumps, this guy is refreshing. I highly recommend this doctor... No, man to anyone needing to reflect upon past experiences and grow from them. Dr. Burklow is a one of a kind, genuine person... Regardless of the fact I pay for the app to access his consult.
Written on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Brad for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes