Throughout my counseling career, I have always been interested -- fascinated, in fact -- in finding meaning and value in the experiences of others, joyful and sorrowful, frightened or courageous, and in helping them to grow in their own lives. Although I am not rigid in my approach to therapy, I see myself as a Narrative Therapist (Dulwich Model), with a strong background in Gestalt Therapy for dream work and understanding polarities (contradictions) in our lives, Gendlin's Focusing for sifting through psychological uncertainty, and along with Focusing, a strong interest in mindfulness-based stress management as a support technique for personal growth..
I have worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts since 2012 (including my licensure training), and for many more years prior to that as an Associate Psychologist (Masters Level) in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I also worked for several years as a Certified Alcoholism Counselor (CAC) in Massachusetts in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a strong 12-step orientation.
I have a particular interest in working with people living on the Autism Spectrum, both adults and younger folks. Like many who work in the field, I bring personal family experience to the work, and I take pride in my ability to find common ground with people living on or near the Spectrum.
I also work well with men with a criminal record, especially regarding working through feelings of shame and guilt, even when the roots are deep and severe.
More generally, I have an abiding interest in working with military family members, including those who have long since left the life of being a Military Dependent. As a former Army Brat and "Third Culture Kid," (TCK) I bring particular awareness and concern to the life-long issues of those whose developmental years were spent "inside the Fortress, " as Mary Edwards Wertsch describes it, including those TCKs who grew up in cultures and countries overseas.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sex Addiction , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #9090 (Expires: 2021-12-31)
Bruce is amazing. He is super approachable and very helpful and always makes me feel better. I really appreciate how he makes it feel like I’m talking to a knowledgeable mentor rather than a conventional therapist.
Bruce is great at understanding needs. He is very light hearted and easy to have conversation with but also is serious in helping you with your struggles.
Bruce has been extremely helpful to me. He is a great listener and I appreciate his expertise and guidance.
Bruce is a gem. He has an amazing gift to make you feel comfortable and listened to. He respectfully suggests different perspectives when discussing life and helps you stay curious about your thoughts and feelings.
Bruce is just Wonderful.
Bruce is great! Love taking to him. Very open minded.
Bruce will make you think, and make you laugh, in kind - all while keeping your improved well being in mind.
Love Bruce so down to earth and very helpful!!
Although I have just started with Bruce a few weeks ago I feel lighter in my emotional load. As a clinician myself we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves and Bruce has a wonderful way of just being there in the present with you and exploring other mediums of coping and being supportive. Very active responder and great communicator.
He is very nice, extremely kind, patient and a knowledgeable person. I really like the fact that he knows about other religions like Hinduism a lot and his thoughts help me a lot to be a better person. Highly recommended from my side.
Bruce invites a presence of understanding with humor. He does not take your feelings lightly, yet he challenges you in other ways to take the lighter side of things. He emphasizes and shares experiences that are presented applicable to your story. Through narrative therapy, wondering, reframing and as simple as reminding you to be present with your emotions, that it is ok - he gives the client space to access their own personal healing through his space.
Very friendly and cares wholeheartedly.