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Dr. Burton Krain, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Career difficulties
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About me

I have been in private practice for 40+ years, having earned my Masters and Doctorate from Illinois Institute of Technology and my clinical license from the State of Illinois in 1973. Having been in active practice for this long, I have had the privilege of studying under some of the most significant figures in psychology in the Midwest. Gaining feedback from clients over the years on their outcomes allowed me to hone my skills as a diagnostician and clinician. Applying this knowledge and learning from the outcomes has allowed me to increase my success rate with my patients.

I utilize an eclectic approach to therapies and treatments. I am not bound by the conventions of dated treatment modalities and having experienced feedback over the decades has allowed me to provide targeted treatments that are most helpful to reach desired outcomes.

I use humor, reality goals, and incremental steps to reach satisfactory targets in therapy, I am gratified to receive the feedback from patients that what we have accomplished has met their goals and allowed them to move on and past the presenting issues that brought them to me,

I want my patients to know they can trust my approaches and gain a better outcome if they stick with the goals we set.

Professional experience

50yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Career difficulties

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Expats, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IL Psychologist 071.001719


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

Dr. Krain is simply amazing. He is supportive, empathetic, knowledgeable. He provides good tools and perspective to tackle real life situations. I highly recomend him.

Written on Dec 04, 2023 after therapy with Burton for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

This is not my first time in therapy, but this is the first time more than one area of things I struggle with are being focused on. Dr. Krain does a great job with making me comfortable and safe to talk about things I've never wanted to say out loud or even admit to myself. Highly recommend Dr. Krain!

Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Dr Burton is amazing. I really trust him and he has been very understanding and valuable to manage with me the situation. I appreciate his great skills and empathy.

Written on Jul 14, 2023 after therapy with Burton for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Krain seems to be a very genuine person whom wants to see the best in people be brought to light and he has the knowhow, skills, and tools to implement and provide in order to achieve this outcome. He takes time to think and work through your words and statements and also asks questions to properly assess situations.

Written on May 27, 2023 after therapy with Burton for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr Krain is a highly skilled therapist, I have noticed a huge shift in my life in just a few months of seeing him. I feel heard, seen, and respected. I trust Dr Krain to guide me through my healing journey. I feel happier and healthier since starting with Dr Krain. He is very gentle, kind and a true blessing to work with. I highly recommend.

Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Burton for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

He is great !!

Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety