Dr. Bruce Heany is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Northglenn, Colorado. He counsels teens, adults, and couples who want healing from challenges, and tools to walk through life in a more empowering and fulfilling manner. Many of his clients experience pain, depression, anxiety, stress, or overwhelm. They need help and direction to overcome these obstacles, and find themselves in a place of stability and fulfillment. Through conversation and insight, Dr Heany helps clients to recognize and overcome challenges, see a bigger picture of life’s opportunities, and take steps forward to experience more fulfillment in the journey. Many people are also wanting their spiritual walk and experiences to be included in the therapeutic process. Dr. Heany has substantial background and insight in these areas as well.
Therapy sessions with Dr. Heany integrate both insight-oriented and skills-based approaches. He gently challenges clients to explore the root cause of their symptoms, gaining new awareness into their emotional and relationship patterns. At the same time, he focuses on practical strategies to develop effective ways to replace learned reactions with new life giving responses. Improvements result, and life becomes much more full and satisfying.
Dr Heany offers sessions Monday through Friday with morning, afternoon and evening times available. Sessions are offered in person, by phone, or by video, and are 55 minutes in length.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping
Years of Experience: 29 years
Private Practice, therapist, 2003 - Present
Pastoral Counseling for Denver, therapist, 1996 - 2003
Lutheran School of Theology, D.Min., 1994
Lutheran School of Theology - Chicaog, M.Div., 1985
University of Colorado - Boulder, BA - Psychology, BS - Recreation, 1980