Dr. Burton Krain

Psychologist

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 48

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL Psychologist 071.001719


Reviews

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.

Written by T.I. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coaching

Excellent thanks
Kindly note in this survey submission there is one question that I mistakenly wrote strongly disagree thinking it was the strongly agree response.

Written by A.S. on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amazing!! Very welcoming and thorough, also great sense of humor

Written by S.A. on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

Dr. Krain is pragmatic while being kind and understanding. I really enjoyed how in his strategy, he gave me tangible exercises to work on outside of therapy so that the work could continue beyond our sessions. While talking is key, the outside exercises helped me feel like I was doing something outside of therapy to better myself. Thank you Dr. Krain.

Written by M.E. on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really enjoyed my sessions with Dr. Krain. He is a very calming force and made me feel safe opening up about my problems. He is also a great listener and provided excellent advice that were easy to follow and remember. I felt comfortable talking about any issues in life without being judged.

Written by J.E. on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Dr. Krain has extensive experience and with this he is able to identify which form of therapy might work best for you. Has has many tools under his belt and is great to talk to, making me feel comfortable enough to dig deep and identify my root issues. I feel comfortable to open up and am feeing some break throughs already after two scissions.

Written by S.A. on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Awesome therapist. Always listens and is good at finding solutions!

Written by J.E. on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

He is amazing!

Written by L.E. on Jul 16, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Very attentive and provides very good advice.

Written by B.I. on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Highly recommend Dr. Krain, good listener and you get instant results. You feel always better after each session.

Written by M.E. on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

His expertise helped me progress. He offers me a space to open up and be vulnerable.

Written by J.O. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thank you fir all your support so far.

Written by E.L. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

He’s a very good listener, I appreciate our conversations.

Written by A.N. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coaching

Dr Krain is knowledgeable and sensitive to concerns. Highly recommended.

Written by T.A. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had two sessions with Dr. Krain, but I already feel comfortable with him and as though I’m already making progress. He goes above and beyond, is truly caring and listens, and is highly competent. Highly recommend.

Written by J.O. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Extremely empathetic and kind

Written by C.Y. on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Krain is the only therapist I have ever had who I value and appreciate. He provides excellent listening and validation for my concerns and life struggles. His advice and recommendations are invaluable. I highly recommend Dr. Krain for anyone dealing with childhood and relational trauma.

Written by S.K. on Mar 06, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Thank you for the support, listening and guidance. Dr. Krain is a great therapist. :)

Written by C.A. on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Very experienced, and it shows.

Written by C.H. on Jan 28, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

It's hard to find the perfect words to describe Dr. Krain and his approach to my therapy. He was so calm, kind and patient in listening to my stories, and provided feedback in words and tone that resonated perfectly with me. In seeing Dr. Krain, I was finally able to reach resolution with my issues. His thoughtful guidance through the mess in my head took me to the other side. I was able to find my bearings and path forward once more. Thank you, Dr. Krain. I feel lucky to have met you.

Written by K.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I was having 3-4 sessions with Dr. Krain . He is amazing, he will listen you will give you great advice. He will always make you feel safe and calm . On his therapy you feel free and you feel like you are talking your friend not to doctor. I am very thankful that I had sessions with him . Right now unfortunately I can’t afford my membership, but I will be back and hopefully again to Dr. krain because he is the best person abs doctor ❤️

Written by S.T. on Jan 23, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Very kind and great listener

Written by M.K. on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He is the best of the best! Couldn’t recommend enough!

Written by M.A. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Burton for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

A good listener! Respectful and understanding.
Gave me useful tips to understand why I feel anxious and angry and where my feelings come from.

Written by J.U. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Dr. Krain is a really great therapist he takes time to listen to your concerns and helps you navigate your problems in a calm and understanding environment. He is really caring and compassionate and has a lot of knowledge and wisdom on human behaviour that help you learn more about yourself and reach your goals :) highly recommend him!

Written by Z.E. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really appreciate Dr. Krain’s approach… I feel comfortable and confident to speak up and be honest, he is a great listener. He was able to provide me support and provide me with tools… thank you

Written by J.I. on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

What a kind man. A quiet and insightful soul who helped me learn to manage my more powerful emotions that were giving me grief. Thank you.

Written by A.L. on Dec 07, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

A lovely, patient and genuine therapist with lots of experience and time.

Written by S.A. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Krain truly cares about me and my progress. He creates an environment where I feel heard, and can be completely candid. The sessions and homework produce tangible results, and step by step I am closer to my goals.

Written by N.I. on Oct 30, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Krain has been helping me a lot especially with anxiety and my hectic thoughts. He is an amazing professional

Written by H.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

The gratitude I have for Dr Krain goes beyond words, his expertise, competence, time and empathy have contributed tremendously in my healing experience. He is infallibly there for me, reaching out, listening attentively and compassionately, sharing and finding new resources to support me. Your kindness Dr Krain will forever be in my heart. Thank you.

Written by H.O. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Krain is an extremely experienced licensed professional who takes the time to listen in order to improve your daily living. He takes the time to get to know each of his clients extensively and provides excellent feedback so the client can make the best choice on their own. He helps them grow, learn, and adapt with the confidence and self-respect needed in order to succeed in today’s world. I’m so thankful I kept trying and haven’t given up. Thanks Burt.

Written by S.O. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with Burton for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Krain has been beyond supportive and helpful, already helping to guide me and bring new insights into my life that I have yet to come across with other mental health professionals in the past. He is sensitive, attentive and compassionate, allowing for a greater sense of trust to be established and giving me a moment in my day where I feel completely heard and acknowledged. Thank you for all that you do and all of who you are, Dr. Krain. You’ve made such an impact already and I can’t thank you enough.

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