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!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WI LPC 5651-125
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 on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Zach for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
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 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
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 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 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 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 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 on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Zach for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
He is an understanding and helpful Clinician. I would recommend him to anyone I know!
Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Zach for 2 weeks on issues concerning adhd