Muir Wood Teen

Bruce Killen, MFT, CHT

DBT Therapist

Bruce Killen is a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist (1996–present) and a certified clinical hypnotherapist (2011–2013). He has worked with English and Spanish-speaking families, teens, children, couples, and groups since 1991, when he began studies at Notre Dame de Namur University, graduating with honors in 1994. Clinical internships included the College of San Mateo, San Mateo County Mental Health, Parkside Elementary School, and St. Vincent’s School for Boys, where he still does family and individual therapy with Latino clients. Bruce’s clinical interests and areas of focus and specialization include a strengths-based overview working with trauma, attachment challenges, stress, dual diagnoses, risk assessment and treatment of aggression, forensic counseling, and more, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), EMDR, hypnotherapy (and its many related tools, such as mindfulness mediation, relaxation, visualization, and focusing), and emotion-focused modalities, among others. Bruce is engaged in doctoral studies at Ryokan College, working toward a doctorate in psychology with a focus on marriage and family therapy and, in particular, stress reduction, interpersonal neurobiology, and hypnotherapy in working with Latinos and non-Latinos alike. He is the lucky father of a college-attending son and high school daughter, both soccer and music lovers, and loves to hike, mountain bike, play guitar, spend time with friends and family, travel, and learn.

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