Renée Burgard, LCSW
Psychotherapy, Classes, Workshops, Training, Writing, Consultation

Renée Burgard, LCSW
300 Plaza South
Los Altos, CA 94022
BBSE License #08952

Serving the areas of Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, Portola Valley, Woodside, Los Altos, Mountain View, Los Gatos, and surrounding areas in California.

Specializing in mindfulness-based psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, and stress reduction, with a mind-body approach, breathing awareness training, and self-soothing through breathing and body sensation awareness. Working with people experiencing difficulty with anxiety, breathing difficulties, depression, bipolar conditions, obsessive-compulsive conditions, chronic medical conditions -including pain, psychosomatic conditions, and physical disability.

Mindfulness Teaching Sites:

PAMF MBSR Class Information

PAMF MBSR Classes and Retreats Calendar - 2015

Blog Posts

Expert Contributor at

Aware of Awareness: Mindful Acknowledging of "Things as They Are" Changes Brain for Better Health and Well-Being

What is Mindfulness? What is "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction"?

Untying Knots in the Body to Untie Knots in the Mind and Heart

Renee Burgard, LCSW Therapist in Palo Alto Therapist

My Approach to Helping

I offer mindfulness-based psychotherapy, with a warm and non-judging approach, for people who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, bipolar conditions, post-traumatic stress, infertility, attention deficit conditions, and people with pain and/or other chronic medical conditions. Sessions involve mostly talking therapy, and may also include (depending on your needs and interests): breathing & body sensation awareness practices; emotional regulation & distress tolerance training; simple yoga & meditation; compassion, acceptance, gratitude, and loving-kindness practices; and interactive guided imagery.

Psychotherapy, consultation, and/or classes are available, depending on your preferences and needs. Sessions last 60 - 75 minutes. Supervision for clinical LCSW and MFT interns, and mentoring for MBSR instructors are also available.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs: I teach courses for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Google, Inc., Apple Computer Inc., Stanford University, and other schools and organizations in the SF Bay Area.

Please go to, Palo Alto Medical Foundation's site, for more information about classes, a resume describing my background in detail, and an article about mindfulness.


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