About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a substance abuse counselor (SAC) in Wisconsin with over 6 years of experience as a counselor and a case manager. I have worked with clients living with depression and anxiety symptoms, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcohol and other drug use disorders, parenting difficulties, relationship issues, sleep disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I have extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced homelessness as well as childhood trauma and domestic violence.

My counseling person-centered, meaning I try to focus on being present, empathetic, and compassionate while respecting all my clients and being sensitive to cultural needs. My approach combines person-centered therapy with motivational interviewing techniques as well as solution-focused techniques and cognitive-behavioral therapy tailored specifically to each client's needs. It shows great strength to reach out for help when you feel like you're struggling. Thank you for taking the time to reach out for help through counseling services.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5651-125 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Zach Bruns. 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 by M.I. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Zach for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I've been working with Zach for nearly two years and I've found him to be a highly professional, competent, and emphatic therapist. I'd happily recommend him to any friend or family member, which is highest praise I can offer someone in his profession.

Written by K.E. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Zach for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I previously worked with Zaxh Bruns a year ago, and really enjoyed the progress we made. Now I am getting back into therapy I actually wanted to request to work with him again! Beyond pleased with his professionalism and his acceptance in our therapy sessions

Written by L.E. on Sep 26, 2021 after therapy with Zach for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Zach has given me great perspective and because of that, I feel like I’ve grown so much since starting therapy with him. He’s a great listener and easy to talk to. I highly recommend him!

Written by D.E. on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Zach for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Zach is a fabulous listener! Very calming, and never judgmental. It’s really been helpful to have someone I can vent to and just be ME.

Written by J.O. on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Zach for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Zach is great. He has a more relaxed approach than a clinical one which I personally find to be helpful when talking about certain issues. He has never been a judge or a jury, just a helpful voice to talk to, to vent to and who, by the end of every session, leaves me with something to look forward to in the way of my own self-care.

Written by J.O. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Zach for 2 weeks on issues concerning adhd

He is an understanding and helpful Clinician. I would recommend him to anyone I know!

Written by N.I. on Sep 29, 2020 after therapy with Zach for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Zach is so easy to talk to. I’ve only had a couple sessions with him but I feel like he is really there for me and really listens. I like that he notices things that I may not have noticed myself while I’m talking with him. He’s great at sending messages or information to help you out even more.

Written by C.I. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Zach for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Zach is a very kind and empathetic therapist who is willing to listen and try to understand with true concern. Thank you Zach for being supportive, you are appreciated more than you know.

Written by J.O. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Zach for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Zach Bruns is a nice guy who listens well and truly seems to want to help. He will do what he can to get you to your goal and is nonjudgemental. I recommend him for a counselor.

Work with me!