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Bruce Bates, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Anger management Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed therapist with 23 year of clinical experience in the state of California . I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which is an evidence based theropy that is highly effective in treating anxiety, stress, anger issues, emotion regulation issues, relatioinship issues and life changes. DBT combines cognitive behavioral treatment with mindfulness based awarenss and skill building to improve coping skills and address symptomes. Treatment will focus on your specific needs. While it takes courage to move beyond the fear and to reach out for help I am confident we can work together to reach your goals and improve your quality of life.

Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Anger management Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Control issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 142572


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Bruce Bates. 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.

I enjoy working with Bruce. His gentle yet guiding advice are making a strong impact on my anxiety and my health. I highly recommend Bruce!

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Bruce for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coaching