HEATHER BURNS, LCSW
I found Heather to be FLEXIBLE and accommodating. She specifically asked me what I would like out of therapy, just as most good clinicians would. She also inquired as to what I found most helpful from her versus not. As a result of these inquiries, she tailored a specific individualized treatment plan that worked best for me. She also inquired periodically to ensure that her technique was a good fit and that I was comfortable on the path we were taking.
- Joy, former client and practicing mental health clinician
My wife and I have seen Heather over the past two years. Off and on. She is highly intelligent, professionally composed, and offers suggestions/ thoughts that turn a problem into a non-issue. I am 48 years old, and have gone to counselors over the years with past girlfriends, and the results were that the relationships ended. I have been with my wife for 7 years now, and hands down Heather is far better than anyone I have ever seen in the past. She is not there to take sides. She listens, and offers thoughts to help. Every time we leave her office, we both look at each other and say ''She is good''. Not once have we left her office and felt she let us down.
- Mike S.
I have had the pleasure of working with Heather in consultation. She was the family's therapist and I was the individual therapist serving one of the family members. I found Heather to be professional and compassionate. She really took the time to consider all sides as she helped the family navigate some very rocky waters. I was impressed with her ability to stay mindful throughout it all... Heather is a great therapist. I would send my friends to her any day!
- Mary S.
I experienced Ms. Burns as genuinely validating- not in a 'blowing sunshine' kind of way, but a genuine affirmation of what everyone deserves- love, support, safety and happiness. Her ability to hold and remind me of these high standards for me and my loved ones when I felt undeserving was truly transformative... With Ms. Burns' back up, I was able to take huge risks in my life towards my own health and well-being. I TRULY would not have been able to do it without her. In fact, I wouldn't have even known about the 1) unhealthy patterns and 2) options for moving forward. Ms. Burns is not just a compassionate therapist but a genuine advocate for her clients... I am extremely grateful and far better off having found and worked with her.
- Blossom D.
Heather was my therapist for just over 1 year. I have heard countless stories from friends and family members about the arduous 'hunt' for a good therapist, or at least a good fit with one. Arguably, no where is this harder than in the Bay Area where clinicians, yogi's, healers, etc., are a dime a dozen. This just made me feel all the more grateful for finding Heather.
From the gate Heather was at once responsive and unflinchingly accepting. Without fail she held, for the entirety of our work together, a remarkably warm, compassionate space that both nurtured and supported me in some very crucial growth/work. Her skill in 'client-centered' therapy is truly noteworthy. With a flexible combination of open/supportive listening, reflective feedback and poignant insights, her overall focus seemed to be on facilitating a process wherein therapeutic 'progress' or 'growth' was, in a way, self-directed. The impact of this process was huge. Almost every time I left the office I was in awe of what had just happened. I would leave feeling altered, kind of rocked, shaken up in the most grounded and deeply satisfying way possible (even when it hurt or left me a bit disoriented). Since then I always look for the opportunity to recommend her... I could not have imagined a better fit for me.
- Chris L.