Gregory D. Burns, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Livermore
My soul task is to remind people of their Original Blessing, inherent goodness, True Self. I don't give it to you; you already have it, but you may not be confident of it. Everybody gets stuck in the False Self, where all of the frustrations, anxieties and conflicts develop as we are trying to earn and prove our own worthiness. The False Self is not bad, just limited and problematic. At your core is love, mercy and compassion. With greater access to your True Self, you would experience greater well-being, like "the branch connected to the vine."
My focus areas are: Couples Counseling (using Emotionally Focused Therapy), Old Trauma (resulting in a spectrum from co-dependency to PTSD), Alcoholism Recovery (using 12 Steps and emotional sobriety), Grief/Loss, Christian and Spiritual Counseling and Aging.
I collaborate with you in every session to determine if a) counseling is working for you and b) I am the right counselor using the right style. I bring both good humor and a serious tone. My main therapeutic tools are mercy and compassion.
Call or Email Gregory D. Burns for a free consultation now - (925) 968-4753


  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: Holy Names University
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License No. and State: 96018 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Santa Clara University/MA, Pastoral Ministiries
  • Year graduated: 2010
  • Degree: University of Waterloo/MMath
  • Year graduated: 1985

Gregory D. Burns's Groups

Healing Childhood Wounds

Healing Childhood Wounds is a psychodrama group for adults that are noticing the effects of childhood trauma in their current relationships and activities. The group meets on the third Saturday of the month, from 9am-4pm. It opens to new clients every four months. We believe that spontaneous, new experience is the best method to heal the wounds of past experience.

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False Gods of Shame

False Gods of Shame is a therapeutic workshop for adults who are restrained by shame, self-doubt, low self-esteem, lack of confidence or feelings of unworthiness. Using the Therapeutic Spiral Model, which consists of psychodrama, existing strengths and numerous safety structures, participants experience and gain confidence embodying healthy, self-supporting and self-affirming roles. This workshop begins with an evening session and then continues the following day, morning and afternoon.

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  • Marital and Premarital
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD


  • Anger Management
  • Codependency
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Action Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2017
Gregory D. Burns, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Livermore

Gregory D. Burns

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT