Deb Burgard, PhD

Deb Burgard, PhD

2235 Grant Rd. Suite #2
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 321-2606

Wheelchair accessible

CREDENTIALS/DISCIPLINE: Licensed in Psychology Ph.D. Psychology, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA BA Psychology Harvard University

Board Certified: No

Number of years treating patients with eating disorders: 10+ years

Number of patients with eating disorders you treat annually: 15+

EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERTISE: BA magna cum laude, Harvard University; PhD, Wright Institute; Clinical director of hospital treating eating disorders, faculty in ED certificate program, presenter at APA, Renfrew, ICED (AED) national and international conferences, published author, published research. Ph.D. Psychology, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA BA Psychology Harvard University Training and professional experience in inpatient, outpatient, day treatment, IOP. Faculty in JFK ED certification program. Presenter at international ED conferences. Published author. Eating, weight, and body image concerns across the weight spectrum.


Blended approach addressing practical issues as well as underlying causes of eating and weight struggles; goal of living peacefully with one’s body as a partner. Health at Every Size model, eating attuned with hunger/satiety, sustainable health practices for life.

I feel you can recover from an eating disorder and I define recovery as: Developmentally moving on beyond the stuck point: having better ways to take care of stress, emotional regulation, and care of oneself than the eating disorder. The reduction in symptoms occurs as a result of these newer, better ways of coping, and there is a peaceful partnership between oneself and one’s body.


POPULATIONS SERVED: Adults, Athletes, Couples, Ethnic Minorities, Families, Females, GLBT, Males, Seniors.

CONDITIONS TREATED: Abuse, Addictions, Affective Disorders, Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Bulimia Nervosa, Compulsive Exercise, Night Eating Syndrome, NOS (Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Overeater, Overweight, Size Acceptance approach to weight concerns, body image concerns.

TREATMENT APPROACHESCognitive Behavioral, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intuitive Eating/Appetite Awareness. Willing and experienced in working as part of a team.


FEES: Cash, Personal Checks, Sliding Scale, Insurance: Patient pays provider and gets reimbursed if insurance has “out of network” provision.