Bradley Burklow

(MS, LCPC, LPHA)

About Me

Welcome. I'm a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 25 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 2 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 neuropathways in our own brain that make change so difficult and illusive.

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 in these last couple of years 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 over the past decades, I still have learned so much from my online clients and have been inspired by their courage.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND UTILIZING THE LIVE SESSION THROUGH CHAT, PHONE, OR VIDEO. In general it just adds more value to the service at no extra cost. It's of course fine if you want to stick to the texts because some people just aren't going to be comfortable with the live sessions for various reasons, but it does provide that extra dimension if you are so inclined. The video sessions are virtually identical the face to face therapy I have done my entire adult life. I find that young adults in particular really do well with the live chat. No matter what forum you choose to take advantage of, people tend to get out of it what they put into it. One final note, I try to do some work on the weekend, but I do ask clients to be understanding of the fact I have a family myself and so response times will be greater during those periods.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship
  • Parenting

I also have experience in Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 25

Licensing

LCPC #180004663 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by P.E. on Dec 11, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 5 months stress, anxiety, family, and trauma and abuse

Bradley is a fellow companion along my way to improvement. A well-thought individual that I treasure, and I cannot thank him enough for listening to me and helping me in my way forward. A perfect aid to have in the process of becoming a better person.

Written by D.A. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 2 months addictions

Bradley does very well comprehending the problems I am experiencing. If your problems are complex and/or nuanced in nature, Bradley will do a fine job helping you out. He offers worthwhile insight into your issues. In my experience, I've noticed an improvement in the severity of my issues very soon after initiating our counseling session.

Written by N.A. on Sep 19, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 2 months addictions

A very thorough guy, gets to the crux of the matter real quick.

Written by M.E. on Sep 15, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 4 months stress, anxiety, and grief

Bradley is very friendly and professional. He makes me feel comfortable to share whatever is on my mind like with an old friend.

Written by B.E. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 2 months trauma and abuse, and grief

Bradley is an excellent help to me on my journey.

Written by J.E. on Aug 10, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, and depression

He is incredibly competent. His messages are clear and concise and make it easy for me to respond. Thank you Bradley!

Written by D.R. on Jun 14, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks

Bradley was incredible supportive, responsive, and professional. He very quickly made me feel comfortable and always communicated thoughtful and relevant ideas and resources that helped me take control of my life and be more accepting of myself.

Written by C.E on May 12, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 3 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and anger

Brad has been instrumental in helping me deal with my minor and major issues. Hus outlook on things is very unique and relateable. Brad is very personable and friendly and he actually cares about my well being. I remeber obe sessiin where things were just crashing all around me and i wasnt sure if i wanted to live anymore but brad helped me get through it and he sent me a message to check up on me. I honestly think that hes a true friend to me as well as my therapist

Written by S.T. on May 03, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Bradley is an attentive and insightful counselor. He trusts in my intelligence and blesses my desire for change--I couldn't recommend him highly enough to other people seeking support on Better Help.

Written by A.N on Apr 17, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 6 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

Brad has been a wonderful counselor to me, he has gotten me out of a very dark place in my life. He is very knowledgeable and he has a ton of life experience which I was able to relate to. I am so grateful to have worked with him.

Written by J.O on Mar 12, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career

Bradley has consistently provided helpful feedback and coping strategies, even if I go long periods of time without using the app. I like that I am able to pull it up when I need it.

Written by V.I on Mar 06, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks stress, anxiety

Mr. Burklow is very nice and seems to really care about his clients. Seems very understanding.

Written by S.E on Feb 26, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 4 weeks

Bradley has a very warm personality and makes you feel comfortable right away. His insights and experience are very valuable.

Written by J.A on Feb 21, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Brad Burklow is not your average counselor. He is a dedicated, thoughtful, intelligent, and experienced. He makes the effort to help you improve, if you want to. He doesn't push you too far. He simply tries to help you achieve your life goals, be happier, and more productive. He helped me feel like I have value, like what I say is important, that intentions can be put into actions, and that I can change even if I have a few failures along the way.

Written by A.N on Jan 22, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 1 week relationship, and anger

I've found Bradley to be compassionate, interactive and very supportive. He replies to my messages promptly.

Written by A.L on Jan 04, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 2 months

I am currently working with Bradley on various issues I am facing in my personal and professional life. Firstly, I was struggling to cope with infidelity and manipulation issues, and Bradley helped me find answers and is still helping me with trust issues. Bradley is very knowledgeable and informative when it comes to delivering information or explanations.

Written by S.A on Jan 03, 2017 after counseling with Bradley for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, family, anger, and career

Bradley is the nonjudgmental, completely understanding voice of reason that I needed to hear when I felt like I had no one to turn to. He tries very hard to make sense out of a very messy situation, and his experience and skill shows as he always manages to cut to the point and provide thoughtful, tailored advice that really helps. Talking to him is probably what has kept me sane these last few months. I highly recommend him.

Written by H.E on Dec 29, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, and self esteem

Mr. Burklow has been a great help to me and he is very encouraging!

Written by R.I on Dec 08, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

With Brad's help, I have learned how to change the way I think. It has completely changed the relationship dynamic for the better in my marriage. I'm not so fearful, anxious and argumentative in the marriage, my wife has space to live and it's been a great change.

Written by J.O on Dec 06, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 2 days relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Bradley was fantastic. Very down to earth, practical advice that cut right through the issues very quickly to some strategies rather than endless introspection. I'd recommend him to anyone.

Written by S.A on Nov 09, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, and self esteem

Very nice, sweet man. Tries very hard to remember what you tell him and tries to find the best options on dealing with your problems for you.

Written by K.A on Nov 08, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks depression, and self esteem

Bradley Burklow has been a tremendous help to me through a very difficult period. He clearly knows his stuff and has made me feel normal when I felt very isolated and alone. The ease of using this service has been a godsend as it doesn't mean I need to take time off work to visit a counselor or drive great distances to wait nervously in a waiting room. I can simply log on and write when I need to and have a private conversation at my leisure.

Written by M.A on Oct 29, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

Thank you Bradley for being so kind and paying so much attention to the problems of others! I really appreciate your willingness to explain things and go deep. You are a great professional and person.

Written by C.A on Sep 02, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 2 days grief

Bradley Burklow had helped me move to my first steps of finding peace with myself and the loss of my significant other. Thank you for opening these doors for me.

Written by B.R on Aug 18, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

In my time with Bradley Burklow, I have discovered someone who provides a straightforward perspective and advice to help me sort out who I am, what I need and how to move forward. He has the ability to use and explain researched-based psychological principles as well as a solid sense of spirituality to help discern problems and solutions. I recommend him if you are in need.

Written by A.M on Aug 16, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 2 weeks depression, and career

Bradley is attentive and intelligent with just the right amount of levity.

Written by J.O on Jul 13, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 3 months stress, anxiety, addictions, and depression

I appreciate that Mr. Burklow has given me some concrete steps that I can take to address my issues. His compassion and skill are apparent.

Written by P.E on Jul 13, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 2 days addictions, relationship, parenting, and self esteem

I only spent a short time working with Bradley, but he helped me in very real and tangible ways in that short space of time. He's a great guy to talk to, understanding and to the point, he never missed a beat. He's obviously very knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience, but the thing I noticed the most was his ability to distill his experience and knowledge into a few short paragraphs that gets straight to the point in the most helpful way, kinda like a headache pill, targeted pain relief! I can't thank him enough! I'd recommend him to anyone who needs help or guidance in their life.
Thank you Bradley!

Written by B.E on Jul 07, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 4 weeks trauma and abuse, and grief

Brad has been a superb therapist in a very tough time for me. His awareness of many modalities and ways of helping is obvious in his work, and that has definitely mattered. When a therapist obviously cares, and is willing to carefully and empathically offer written support and insight, that is a powerful thing. I am glad he is here on better help. Thank you, Brad.

Written by M.A on Jun 25, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks relationship, and self esteem

If you need someone to talk to, he's your man! It's always good to hear sound advice when you are going through hard times. I was able to tell Brad some of my problems and we worked on them together! And the message format made the conversations easier in ways. There's more time to think about the conversation and do research on some topics of the discussion to better understand your situation. I recommend Brad!

Written by D.E on May 06, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 3 days stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

Bradley has been a thoroughly excellent counselor who has really helped me through a difficult period of time. I'd recommend him very highly to anyone as he has provided very insightful advice and helped me learn many techniques which I feel will be useful throughout my whole life and make arising problems and stress more manageable. He is a really genuine and non-judgemental person and his compassion and care truly shines!

Written by P.A on Mar 10, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger, and depression

Dr. Bradley Burklow is very good at getting to the root of a problem with ease. I signed up for BetterHelp with short term problems and he provided the tools to help cope with those problems. He provided resources and encouraged me to keep moving forward and stay focused.

Written by A.D on Mar 01, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 5 days relationship, family, self esteem, anger, and career

I have had a week of liberation, though I don't have a clinical problem, I do a constant issue in my marriage and my husband being a step father to my older son. After I explained to Mr. Burklow, he kindly put things in perspective and helped me figure out what exactly is going on. His experienced shined through his words and thoughts, and many ideas. I have more knowledge now to embrace and aproach this situation, even for posible future turbulances. Thank you, I will sure tell others. God bless you.

Written by B.E on Feb 26, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and depression

I debated using e-counseling for quite a while before making the commitment, and it's honestly the best decision I've made for myself in a long time. Brad is compassionate, helpful, positive, humble, and he truly listens and NEVER judges me. It has only been a short time but I already don't know what I would do without him!

Written by A.N on Feb 09, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and depression

Dr. Bradley Burklow has a keen insight to exactly what an individual needs. He can quickly narrow in on one's areas of struggle and provide accurate assesssment and solutions with kindness and compassion. I highly recommend him for personal development and family relations.

Written by R.E on Jan 06, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 1 month stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and depression

Coming into this online session was erie for me but at the time I was going through a lot of changes and unresolved childhood & PTSD issues I was desperate and gave it a whirl. My assigned therapist is Brad and he to date is great and excellent at what he does. I am determined to keep up with my sessions and therapy as it has helped and improved me a lot as a person, mother and wife in understanding, acknowledging and acceptance in the 2.5 months.

Written by S.A on Jan 06, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 1 month

Bradley has been a great therapist who was a great listener, asked a lot of insightful questions and really helped me work through some things I was struggling with. He provided resources that were helpful to me and I never felt pressured to take on something that wasn't right for me. He was very in tune with my thinking. Thanks Bradley!

Written by P.A on Jan 03, 2016 after counseling with Bradley for 4 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Barry's qualification and years of experience, as well as his humility and faith, made me feel at ease as soon as I started counseling sessions with him. I knew he could help me and that I'd be ok. Thank you.

Written by A.M on Dec 23, 2015 after counseling with Bradley for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and depression

He's so helpful, caring, and honest. He has so many techniques to share that I can use myself and with my kids. He's truly one of the best counselors I've ever had!

Written by E.M on Nov 25, 2015 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks

He's very empathetic and intellectual at the same time. I love our discussions! They've been so helpful.

Written by S.A on Oct 14, 2015 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, and bipolar

I just started to work with Bradley. So far he is the best therapist among all I had previously. Lets see what's gonna be next :)

Written by S.U on Jul 05, 2015 after counseling with Bradley for 1 month

Bradley is awesome. He is real, genuine, down to earth, and practical. I also like that he is empathetic. I feel like a partner in my counseling rather than being in a power relationship. This aspect is important to me. Thank you Bradley!

Written by R.A on Jun 19, 2015 after counseling with Bradley for 1 month addictions, relationship, family, and grief

I have received a lot of help from From Bradley as I'm navigating the 20 year infidelity of my husband. As my husband is trying to reconcile, Bradley is really helping me figure out where my anxiety ends and my rational side begins.

I've been very pleased with his input and his ability to make me think about my situation looking at different aspects of my choices.

Written by D.A on Jun 12, 2015 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, family, parenting, self esteem, and depression

Very nice and helpful.

Written by C.A on Jun 05, 2015 after counseling with Bradley for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and depression

Brad is very experienced and knowledgeable, but never pedantic. I appreciate that he never tries to squash me in a box with labels, but is just open to discussing what I need help with and coming up with solutions. He's a practical and very pleasant guy. I appreciate his help.