Dr. Bradley (Brad) Bull

LMFT

About Me

Yes, family therapists work with individuals. In fact, most of the work I have done has been with individuals. It helps to hear “family therapy” as “systemic therapy.” Systemic therapists focus on how “big picture” factors (family, work, society) influence us and, thus, how we have to cope with them.

My training has been both academic and from “the school of hard knocks.” In 2005, at age 40, I completed my PhD in child at family studies with an emphasis in counseling at the University Tennessee. I was taking a heavy course load, working two part-time jobs, and raising two young children. I consider my time as client at the student counseling center the most important part of my training. I completed my family therapy training at Good Shepherd Counseling Center under one of the earliest family therapists in Tennessee. I started by training as an undergraduate psychology major (and creative writing minor) at Carson-Newman University. I then went to seminary where I majored in pastoral counseling and worked as an aide at internationally known Norton Psychiatric Clinic.

People describe me as down to earth. I grew up the son of teachers and grandson of farmers. I have baled hay, fed cattle, and spent a summer pulling steel from a 1500-degree furnace and driving a fork lift. I also was captain of my high school soccer team. If I’m not working, I’m riding my bike, watching a movie, reading a book, playing scrabble, hiking, canoeing, or refinishing furniture.


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Sexuality , Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

TN LMFT 584


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Bradley (Brad) Bull. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Bull is a great listener. He comes from a background in seminary, but is able to step outside of that perspective to understand the full picture, which was super helpful for me, having a Christian background but not exactly being a Christian. I recommend him to anybody who is dealing with substance abuse problems or dealing with childhood traumas. 10/10

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Fantastic!!! I highly recommend Dr. Bull.

Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Bull has literally help me to see different viewpoints of what I’m going through/experiencing. He has provided me with exercises that help me understand my feelings and practices that helps me feel better. He has been a great help!!

Written on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Bull is a very skilled clinician. If you are clear about what you want from therapy he will provide that 100% he is a very good listener and even though we have only been see each other for a month now I’ve already noticed improvements

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Dr. Bull helped me to find hope during a very dark time. He helped me to see things in a better perspective and how to not let the negativity in my mind impact my life, resulting in a healthier and happier outlook on life.

Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management

He is easy to talk with

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener! Keeps me focused and helps calm my storms.

Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He’s just a great listener and really helps my morale and overall ability to combat issues

Written on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr. Bull offered few solutions, but they were very impactful. He's a great listener! He listened to me most of the time, and he only responded when he deemed it necessary! In life sometimes, all you need is someone to hear your side of the story and respond with empathy. A counselor cannot fix the problem, but in most cases, they can offer solutions to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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