Bruce Killen, Therapist in Napa, California — Zencare
Bruce  Killen
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Bruce Killen

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Clinical Psychotherapist, PsyD
California Accepting Online
Napa, San Anselmo Accepting In-person
Updated February 5, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Latino Mental Health, Spanish or English

Professional statement

Dr. Bruce Killen is a bilingual (Spanish, English) psychotherapist with 30 years experience who believes in his clients, in an innate healing wisdom you all possess, no matter how challenging your life experiences. He now focuses mainly on teens, adults, couples, and Latino clients, and on your unique strengths and talents. Mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion, including for oneself, are his foundational principles no matter which therapeutic model or tools he and his clients decide to work with for their benefit.

He has a broad range of life and professional experience, having worked in the travel and biotech industries before changing careers in his 30s- he believes that experience was crucial in understanding clients working in the "real world," but knew that his love of people and belief in them, as well as his own very positive experience as a therapy client, would bring him to this honored, sacred work. He has a particular love of different cultures, languages, and diversity in people, our uniqueness and inherent goodness.

His Napa office is beautiful, comfortable, and roomy, with redwood trees out the windows, and his San Anselmo office is charming and cozy. He is happy to offer tele-health (online) sessions if clients prefer, with his online, secure portal or Zoom.


Message to clients

Life is challenging, for all of us at times. As children we have to adapt to our circumstances no matter how difficult- it's automatic and in our bodies if you will, we don't even "know" we're doing it, and not your or anybody's fault that we do that. It's based on survival, and millions of years of human evolution. So, it's time to cut yourself a break, to shift to self-compassion and self-acceptance, which are remarkably powerful tools for healing and growth.

You have an innate healing wisdom inside you- the energy or force that heals injuries and illness, where dreams and creativity come from, where love resides and flourishes. We work together to tap into that force- which is always there, no matter what, I guarantee you- so you can heal and get back to You. Ultimately it is a spiritual path, no matter what your spiritual beliefs are, or even if you don't believe you have any.

When I did training in psychedelic assisted psychotherapy in 2019 (and beyond), the most amazing thing I learned, among so many wonderful things, was that what predicted reductions in depression and anxiety the most, in people dying of cancer, was the depth and intensity of their mystical experience while on psilocybin (magic mushrooms) in clinical trials. The science and spiritual converged powerfully- and guess what? You don't have to be on any substance to tap into that innate healing wisdom inside you- it's always there. Let's tap into it together.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy - KAP, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and harm-reduction support in special circumstances

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia, CBT-I

Latino Mental Health, Spanish or English - Therapy for Latino clients, in Spanish and/or English as they prefer- couples, families, teens, adults, older children.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Bruce Killen is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Initial session: $215 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $215 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $215 (75min)
  • Teenager 45 minute session: $150 (45min)
  • Adult, Couple, Family shorter session: $180 (50min)
  • Hypnosis or EMDR individual session: $215 (75min)
  • Extended hypnosis, EMDR, couple session: $250 (90min)
  • KAP (Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy): $360 (120min)
  • KAP, typical session after initial few: $425 (150min)
  • KAP, initial session(s): $495 (180min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

For weekly sessions every 5th is half the rate for an effective 10% discount on all those (5, including 4 previous) sessions.

Telehealth (online, telemedicine) sessions $20 off (above discount does not apply here given this significant discount already).

Some sliding scale discounts, particularly for non-peak hour sessions (morning and early afternoon), ask if interested.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 9am to 7pm
  • Wed 9am to 7pm
  • Thu 9am to 7pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Napa practice
1303 Jefferson, Suite 600A, Napa, California 94559
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon NA
  • Tue NA
  • Wed 9am to 7pm
  • Thu 9am to 7pm
  • Fri NA
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

San Anselmo practice
130 Greenfield Avenue , Suite 104, Sa Anselmo, California 94960
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am to 7pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Vary, inquire
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 28 years

Self-employed Psychotherapy Practice, Bilingual Psychotherapist, 1996 - Present
County of Napa, Bilingual Forensic Mental Health Specialist, 1997 - 2013
County of Napa, Bilingual CPS Social Worker/Mental Health Specialist, 1995 - 1997
St. Vincent's School for Boys, Bilingual Psychotherapist, Residential Treatment, 1994 - 1995
College of San Mateo, Bilingual Psychotherapist Intern, 1992 - 1994
County of San Mateo, Bilingual Psychotherapist Intern, 1992 - 1993

California Institute of Integral Studies, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research, 2019
Ryokan College, Doctorate (Psy.D) in Psychology (Marriage and Family Therapy), 2017
Hypnotherapy Training Institute, Clinical Hypnotherapist Certification, 2013
EMDR Institute, Certification in EMDR Levels I and II, 2000
Notre Dame de Namur University, MA, Counseling Psychology, with Honors, 1994
University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, Liberal Studies, with Honors, 1981
University of Grenoble, France, French language, civilization, art history , 1980


Licensure

California: MFC 33278


Languages

English

French

Spanish