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.
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.
Bruce Killen is not in-network with any insurances.
Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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.
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
California: MFC 33278