About Bruce Buirkle

Bruce Buirkle

Bruce Buirkle, LPC, LMFT, JD

Telehealth Therapist

Educational Background:

Bruce Buirkle achieved his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University in 2000. He earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in 2009, and an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of North Carolina in 1979. His foundational education includes a B.A. in Psychology from Appalachian University (1975) and a B.A. in Spanish (1987) from the University of North Carolina, where he also completed an M.A. in Speech Communication in 1993.

Clinical Experience:

With over 20 years of experience, Bruce integrates his expertise in clinical psychology, legal knowledge, and vocational rehabilitation into a holistic therapeutic practice. He specializes in addressing complex personal and legal challenges, focusing on comprehensive care that supports clients through life transitions and difficulties. Bruce is skilled in a range of areas, including couples counseling, substance abuse recovery, and vocational rehabilitation.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Attorney at Law, Texas, specializing in family law
  • Marriage & Family Therapy Certification

Areas of Specialty:

Bruce treats a variety of conditions and concerns, including:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Counseling
  • Infidelity
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma & PTSD

Focus Areas:

  • Couples Counseling: Bruce offers pre-marital, marital, and post-marital counseling, addressing issues like infidelity, chronic health issues, and domestic violence.
  • Substance Abuse and Recovery: He provides both individual and group therapy for substance abuse recovery, integrating clinical therapy with sustainable recovery support.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation: As a Certified Vocational Evaluator, Bruce assists individuals with disabilities or injuries in finding or returning to suitable employment based on their capabilities and interests.

Therapeutic Approach:

Bruce employs a client-centered and holistic approach, leveraging each individual’s strengths to foster healing and personal growth. His unique perspective from his legal background enhances his therapeutic approach, especially in navigating the intertwined complexities of psychological and legal issues.

Professional Philosophy:

Bruce believes in the inherent capacity for change and growth in everyone. Guided by this philosophy, he is committed to helping his clients achieve the best possible outcomes in their lives, fostering an environment of understanding and support.

Personal Insights:

Bruce is known for his empathetic, insightful, and supportive nature. He continues to enhance his skills through ongoing education, currently pursuing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. His experiences have taught him the importance of resilience and adaptability, both personally and professionally.

Contact Information:

For those seeking a therapist with a comprehensive approach to mental health and personal development, Bruce invites you to reach out and begin your journey towards healing and fulfillment.

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