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Counselor / Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

Paula Bruce, Ph.D.

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Experienced Beverly Hills Psychologist
Dr. Bruce has been seeing patients in private practice since 1995. Dr. Bruce maintains a broad psychotherapy practice that includes individual, couple and family psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Bruce’s mindful psychotherapy style is to join with you, utilizing contemporary psychodynamic principles, to help you address your concerns. During this process, the aim is to help you understand your own development and construction in a meaningful way that allows you to become unstuck from concerns that you have. More specifically, this depth-focused approach is aimed at helping you as an individual, couple or family, gain insight into both your past and present, so that you can be able to make clearer and healthier choices about your present and future. The more you understand how and why you think, feel and act the way you do, the easier it becomes to make the important everyday choices you need to make in life, work and relationship.

Apart from her psychotherapy practice, which includes individual, couple and family psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults, Dr. Bruce has also developed expertise in psychological testing and provides thorough evaluations and well-written reports for both forensic and educational purposes.

Dr. Bruce has conducted forensic evaluations in numerous civil litigation matters and has served as an expert witness in personal injury cases specific to psychological trauma, sexual abuse/assault and childhood abuse matters. Dr. Bruce has also conducted forensic evaluations in child custody cases and pre-adoption matters.

Dr. Bruce has conducted numerous psychoeducational evaluations to assess all kinds of academic difficulties including, learning disabilities, ADHD, ASD, etc. or to evaluate for possible test accommodations.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Gifted / Talented Issues
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Grief and Loss
 Adolescents  Learning Disabilities
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Asperger's Syndrome  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage Counseling
 Bicultural Difficulties  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Body Image Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Caregiver Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Children's Counseling  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Relationship Issues
 Couples Therapy  Self Esteem Issues
 Depression  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Divorce  Stress Management
 Eating Disorders  Trauma and PTSD
 Gay or Lesbian Issues  Women's Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Clinical Psychologist  Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.)
 Licensed Psychologist
Education/Training
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA
M.A. Clinical Psychology California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA
B.S. (Hons) Psychology Birkbeck, University of London, England

Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Wright Institute Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Certificate in Child Abuse and Trauma, Child and Family Guidance Center, Los Angeles, CA
Memberships
Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards, insurance
License:PSY16248 California
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Location
360 N. Bedford Drive
Suite 219
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