Hello! I am Sandra. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Alabama. I graduated with a Master of Science with my degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from California State University over twenty years ago. I hold an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Certification along with my Marriage and Family Therapist license. I have worked with clients struggling with a wide range of concerns, including stress and anxiety, grief, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and addictions.
Whether you are looking for a Therapist for a short-term issue (Solution Focused) or long-term "unraveling" of past issues (Psychodynamic), I have a myriad of evidence-based approaches in my toolkit. Regardless of the approach, you will find me Person-Centered. The Therapeutic alliance between me as the Therapist and you as the client must be one of trust and empathy, or we will not be able to work. I welcome the opportunity to work with you as an individual or come beside couples and families as they walk through the issues of life. Upon request, I will be happy to incorporate your Faith into our sessions and solutions. I have a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling. My education, professional and personal experiences have provided me with insight and understanding to work with a variety of issues. Let's talk about what is bothering you- Anxiety/Stress, Grief, Depression, Addictions, Self Esteem, Family or Parenting Issues, Relationships, Career Difficulties, and life choices.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LMFT L450
Dr. Bruno has been a huge help. Being able to talk freely about situations and concerns without judgement. She also has offered great advice and helpful worksheets.
Written on Jun 13, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Dr. Bruno is amazing! She gets me and challenges me to align to who I am at the core. I am grateful that we connected!
Written on May 22, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Bruno’s gentle guiding, encouraging words and gracious spirit has brought me back to life. I thank the creator for extending the mantle to her and I thank Dr. Bruno for courageously accepting the assignment. She has and will continue to be a change agent in the lives of many.
Written on Apr 01, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues