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Dr. John Burkhardt, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Compassion fatigue ADHD
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About me

Hello, thank you for taking your time to read my profile. I am clinical health psychologist with over 15 years of experience in treating people of diverse backgrounds in hospital, academic medicine, community healthcare, and outpatient settings. Together we have addressed their depression, anxiety, ADHD, panic attacks, stress management, substance use, grief, and bipolar disorder to name a few.

I believe a collaborative therapeutic relationship is the most important element in psychotherapy. Without this there is poor communication, mistrust, and progress is unable to be achieved. This frustrates the individual causing them to stop therapy either briefly or all together because they feel no one can help, which is not beneficial. I feel very comfortable treating most psychiatric conditions but I am not afraid to tell you when I do not have the experience to meet your needs. My treatment style is an integrated model from cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness based, and motivational interviewing therapies.

I wish you well in your journey improving you mental well-being.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Depression Compassion fatigue ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sex Addiction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

AL Psychologist 1973

IL Psychologist 071.008025


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. John Burkhardt. 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 B was the first therapist to ever truly listen to me instead of writing me off because I’m so well spoken. I have full confidence in his clinical abilities and appreciate how much he seems to care about his patients as humans rather than just subjects. Highly recommend.

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with John for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He is my guy . My go to

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He listens and responds to journal entries. Sometimes I wish he would probe or ask more questions, but overall a decent therapist.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with John for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Always professional offering great advice and reflection.

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and eating disorders

Really enjoyed my experience thus far working with Dr. Burkhardt.

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with John for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. Burkhardt is a great listener, he is insightful, he is supportive, kind and intelligent. I would recommend him to anyone going through a tough time. He is able to break it down and make you feel calmer.

Written on Jul 04, 2022 after therapy with John for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd