The Psychotherapist Association for
Gender & Sexual Diversity

Tom Bruett


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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.
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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.

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Office #1: Address
414 Gough St., Ste 3
Office #1: City
San Francisco
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Demographic info (optional).

  • He / Him / His
  • Male
Sexual orientation
  • Gay
  • White/Euro American

Credentials (required)

Prof. degree
  • MS
Prof. degree concentration
  • Clinical Counseling
  • Counseling
  • Counseling Psych.
  • Counseling/Psychology
  • Marriage/Family Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Sexology
  • Transpersonal Psych.
Year degree obtained
Educational institution
Dominican University of California
License type
  • LMFT
License number
MFC 99956
License expiration date
November 30, 2020

Background and practice info

Theoretical approaches to my work
  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Control Mastery
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
Clinical techniques
  • Dream Work
  • EMDR
  • 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:LGBT in Hetero Marriage
  • Midlife Issues
  • Parenting / Surrogacy / Adoption
  • Personality Disorders
  • Polyamory / Non-Monogamy
  • 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
  • Counseling
  • Couples / Relationship / Marriage Therapy or Counseling
  • Distance Therapy (Phone or Internet-based)
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Long-Term Therapy
  • Workshops
Languages (used in therapy)
  • English
Client ages
  • Adults
  • Elders
Sliding scale
Low fee
Insurance info
Let's talk about how I might be able to help you with insurance reimbursement for out-of-network care.
Available 24 hrs?