Tom Bruett

 

Member profile details

First name
Tom
Last name
Bruett
Phone
415-508-6450
 

User photo

Member userpic
 

Background

Welcome
As a member of the LGBTQQI community, there are daily reminders that it’s not always safe to be yourself. Even though the Bay Area is more open and accepting than most places in the country, it can still be hard.

How you identify in terms of your sexuality and gender is probably only one of the many things that make you the interesting and complex person you are today.

The last thing you may want to have to do in therapy is explain your gender or sexuality. Of course issues around gender or sexuality may come up, but chances are you don't want either of them to be the main focus of the work.

There are a number of issues that are specific to our community, such as alternative relationship structures, gay parenting and internalized and externalized homophobia and transphobia.

You may also be wrestling with something that has little or nothing to do with your sexuality or gender.
Additional thoughts
My approach is patient, warm, and expressive. I’m not afraid of humor, anger or tears. Even if they happen all at the same time.

When we meet you’ll experience someone who is curious about you and genuinely interested in helping you achieve your goals. Our sessions will feel like a conversation and I will actively, passionately be engaged in helping you better understand your emotions and needs.

My role is to see your potential for growth, even if you’re not able to at the moment.

I look forward to getting to know you.
 

Main Office

Work phone
415-508-6450
Office #1: Address
414 Gough St., Ste 3
Office #1: City
San Francisco
Office #1: State
CA
Office #1: Zip
94102
Office #1: Disability access?
No
 

Demographic info (optional).

Gender designation
  • Male
Sexual orientation
  • Gay
Ethnicity
  • White/Euro American
 

Credentials (required)

Prof. degree
  • MS
Prof. degree concentration
  • Clinical Counseling
  • Counseling
  • Counseling Psych.
  • Counseling/Psychology
  • Family/Child Therapy
  • Marriage/Family Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Sexology
  • Transpersonal Psych.
Year degree obtained
2015
Educational institution
Dominican University of California
License type
  • MFT
License number
99956
License expiration date
November 30, 2018
 

Background and practice info

Theoretical approaches to my work
  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Control Mastery
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
Clinical techniques
  • Dream Work
  • Life Coaching
Clinical specializations
  • Abuse: Children
  • Abuse: Male Survivors
  • ACA / Codependence
  • Addiction / Substance Use
  • Adolescents
  • Aging
  • Aging Parents / Geriatrics
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Artists / Creativity
  • BDSM / Kink Aware
  • Bisexual Issues
  • Career / Vocation
  • Children
  • Class Issues
  • Clergy / Former Clergy
  • Coming Out
  • Couples / Relationships
  • Depression
  • Disability / Chronic Illness
  • Discrimination / Stigmatization
  • Ethnic or Cultural Issues
  • Families: Alternative
  • Gender Identity / Trans / Gender NC
  • Grief / Loss / Dying
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Married:GLBT in Hetero
  • Midlife Issues
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Polyamory
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • PTSD
  • Religious - Homosexual Conflict
  • Religious - Spiritual Abuse
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sexual Performance or Dysfunction
  • Sexuality
  • Size Acceptance / Body Image
  • Stress / Burnout
Types of therapy
  • Brief (Time-Limited) Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Counseling
  • Couples / Relationship / Marriage Therapy or Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy
  • Therapy Groups
  • Workshops
Languages (used in therapy)
  • English
Client ages
  • Teens / Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Elders
Sliding scale
Yes
Low fee
No
Available 24 hrs?
No
 

Group Therapy Information

Group #1: Name
Gay Men's Relationship Group
Group #1: Focus
  • Intimacy; Dating; Relationships
  • Personal Growth/Development
  • Relationship Communication Skills
Group #1: Description
The goal of this ongoing and supportive weekly therapy group is to offer a safe place where you can be yourself and explore forming meaningful relationships with other gay men.

The group will offer you the opportunity to process and problem solve around issues like isolation, feeling lonely, being vulnerable with other men and learning to open up to other people.

With the help of the group you can form the connections you crave and the full, rich life you long for.
Group #1: Member orientation
  • Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual
Group #1: Member demographic
  • men
  • transgender
Group #1: Length
Ongoing