Dr. Brian Burgess

Psychologist, LCPC

About Me

I am Dr. Brian Burgess, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the states of California and Hawaii. I have worked as a mental health counselor for over 10 years. I obtained my MA in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2009 and was licensed as a clinical counselor shortly thereafter. I earned my PsyD in clinical psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in 2017. I ran a group private practice and mental health student training center in Chicago from 2009 until June of 2017 at which time I moved to Northern California. In early 2020 I acquired a second residence/office in Riverside county in Southern California. I am a mental health generalist with a wide range of therapeutic training, skills and experiences. Areas of focus have included family systems therapy, client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior skills, motivational counseling, individual counseling, group counseling, couples counseling, LGBTQIA affirming psychology, psychological assessment, developmental disability assessment and treatment including diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, and most recently I have been working with patients in a forensic setting. My private practice is built around diversity, respect, caring for the individual and professionalism in all aspects of my work. I welcome you to peruse my profile and set up an appointment with me if you believe I am a good fit for your particular needs. Thank you and I wish you all the best.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

HI Psychologist PSY-2001

CA Psychologist 31294

IL LCPC 180.008239


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Brian Burgess. 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.

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Wonderful therapy provider, has helped me understand myself and situation better and has improved my quality of life

Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. burgess has a kind, open demeanor. He is a good listener offers feedback or ideas in a gentle way.

Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Very helpful !

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Burgess is VERY understanding, catches on quick, is very respectful. You do not have to explain things to him over and over because he's on it. I recommend him if you need a good listener.

Written on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Brian Burgess is an exceptionally talented therapist. He's highly knowledgable and experienced in his field, and a genuine pleasure to work with. I really love his straightforward, down to earth attitude and his ability to challenge me in all the right ways to address the patterns of thinking I have that are getting in the way of me achieving my goals. I feel incredibly lucky to have found him, two huge thumbs up.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Burgess has made me feel comfortable with sharing my experiences and has already given me tools to better deal with my issues.

Written on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

My partner and I are beyond hope and we're failing. But, Brian did the best job anyone could have done in helping us try to save our relationship. He is truly fantastic at what he does. I felt that Brian knew how to push us hard toward resolutions, but with a welcome, gentle touch. I actually looked forward to our counseling sessions. That's never been the case with me before. Anyway, to sum up, Brian gets all thumbs way up!

Written on Mar 26, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr.Burgess seems very helpful and understanding .

Written on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Very helpful and responsive.

Written on Feb 11, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Dr. Burgess, right off the bat, made me feel safe and confident in sharing. He's an incredible listener and brings up thoughtful ideas or suggestions without being overbearing. It has been a surprisingly helpful experience, especially because this is my first time doing something like this.

Written on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

He is the best!

Written on Dec 11, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Burgess is one of the best counselors I have had. He is understanding and supportive while keeping me on track throughout our conversations. Which helps since I tend to ramble at times.
I have had many counselors over the years. Dr. Burgess makes me feel heard and validated when I am overcome with self doubt. He takes detailed notes and helps remind me of past sessions so I can maintain my goals over time. He is the reason I have recommended this app to coworkers and friends.

Written on Aug 25, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Dr. Burgess is a very good active listener. He has helped me for almost a month with my mental health issues, (anxiety and trauma). I like his style and approach, which prompts me to stay on a specific path and helps me stay focused on my therapy goals.

Written on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Burgess is a very active listener that knows how to provide a safe environment for me to express myself and help gently guide me to release emotions I often hold back. I appreciate his style of working and genuine care and concern.

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