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Katya Burdo(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
Anxiety - Depression- Relationship issues- Trauma-Emotion regulation-Life purpose & meaning-

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Professional statement

Dr. Burdo is a seasoned clinical psychologist in a full-time remote private practice, offering individual psychotherapy to clients ages 18 and up. Dr. Burdo’s clients range from those struggling with depression, anxiety, the residue of past trauma, health, eating, family, achievement, adjustment, and relationship issues to those who value a never-ending growth mindset, are interested in emotional and spiritual development, and feel driven to keep expanding and maximizing their functioning in order to vision and create their ideal lives.

In her sessions, Dr. Burdo is able to offer a unique combination of traditionally acquired Western psychology knowledge and techniques and her understanding of Eastern philosophies, holistic health and wellness, and spiritual practices. Dr. Burdo has been transparent about her own life’s journey (blogs and podcasts available on drkatyaburdodotcom and a book will soon be available) and has used the knowledge derived from personal experiences to benefit her clients. Dr. Burdo’s philosophy is that when choosing a psychotherapist, one should consider whether the therapist has done enough personal work to be able to lead the client to where they want to go, thus avoiding a situation in which the blind is leading the blind.

Dr. Burdo’s background as a refugee and a self-made immigrant makes her value a therapeutic approach that utilizes compassion, humor, transparency, and directness to help clients move as quickly as possibly toward greater clarity, agency, self-worth, and well-being. Dr. Burdo’s goal is to become obsolete to her clients as a result of them learning how to access and stay in touch with their own internal guidance system and know how receive the answers to all questions from within, rendering the method of psychotherapy unnecessary.

Message to clients

Here are a few considerations to help with choosing a therapist/evaluating your current one:

1. Look for a great personality match! If you don’t enjoy your therapist as a person, it will be difficult to understand them and feel understood in return even if they give you relevant feedback. Be picky, hold out for a real match that feels like a click.

2. Your therapist should be able to offer you more than what your friends and family can give you for free. Be honest with yourself: Is every conversation eye-opening, or are you having your hand held and that’s about it?

3. Have a realistic time frame for the work you want to accomplish. If you’ve struggled with something for a very long time, it may take a while for you to feel better. At the same time, if you haven’t made enough progress, think about why that might be.

4. Have hard conversations with your therapist if you feel a lack of movement forward. Hold your therapist accountable for their part: Are they taking it too easy on you during the sessions, or do they simply not have more to offer you? Also, be ready to take in honest feedback about why they think things are slow-moving.

5. Be willing to move on and trust that something is NOT better than nothing. If you have not gotten to where you want to go, be brave, trust that you can find and get everything you need and want, and look for someone new.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 19 years

Self, Private Practice
Tufts Medical Center, Director of Psychology and Clinical Training
Tufts Medical School, Adjunct Faculty
Children's Charter Forensic Team, Doctoral Fellow
Massachussetts Mental Health Center, Doctoral Fellow
Home for the Little Wonderer, Doctoral Fellow

Wright State School of Professional Psychology, Psy.D., 2005
Boston University Center for Multicultural Training, Pre-Doctoral Internship, 2004
Wright State University , BA in Psychology, 1999
University of Dayton, AA, 1997


Massachusetts: PSY8920


English, Russian


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits


  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$180 (55min)
  • Check-in/coaching$75 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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