Rebecca  Bruno
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Rebecca Bruno

She/They

Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, LCMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Old Pasadena Accepting In-person
Updated December 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Artists' mental health
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Mind-body connection

Professional statement

Rebecca Bruno is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Pasadena, CA. Rebecca supports both individuals and couples as they cope with anxiety, depression, grief, complex trauma, and general feelings of being emotionally overwhelmed. They are passionate about working with the LGBTQ+ community, including those who are gender diverse. They also enjoy working with artists and other therapists who want to benefit from what therapy has to offer.

Rebecca’s therapy approach draws from Jungian psychology and somatic therapy perspectives. Clients develop a deeper understanding of their unconscious, which can give them insight into their distress. Rebecca sees each person’s unconscious, including their beliefs and instinctive behaviors, as innate wisdom that can be leveraged for healing. Rebecca incorporates activities in their sessions such as active imagination work, somatic tracking, dream tending, and grounding tools. Clients leave therapy with a holistic understanding of their mental health and wellbeing, feeling heard and seen for who they genuinely are.

Rebecca earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute where they serve as a Thesis Advisor and Teaching Assistant. Their style is warm, compassionate, and based in curiosity. They completed a four year training program in trauma-informed, depth, and analytic care. They are also involved in eco-activism and enjoy collaborating with others through art.


Message to clients

There is a tenet that says, most psychological wounds develop in relationship and therefore, most wounds must be healed in relationship. It can be deeply relieving to have a trusted ally and a safe space every week to be witnessed and reflected in what you are going through. The medicinal qualities of being seen, heard, and understood are remarkable. I believe the therapeutic relationship contains much complexity and magic allowing you to grow in the most heartening ways. My role is to walk with you and help shine a light on what needs tending within the temenos, or sacred space, of therapy. The therapeutic space is an environment that can hold profound feeling and a reconnection with soulfulness.

I know how hard it can be to lower your defenses and let someone in on what’s really going on inside as well as what you really want. Seeking help is a meaningful act in service of your care and I applaud you for taking this step. With whomever you chose to work, the therapeutic relationship is always a key factor in the success of therapy so I encourage you to find someone you feel you can begin to trust. I welcome you to set up a 15 minute phone consultation to see if we may be a good fit.


Specialties

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

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Rebecca Bruno 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: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $240 (50min)

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
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

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 11am - 5pm
  • Tue 11am - 5pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11am - 5pm
  • Fri 11am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Old Pasadena practice
452 S Marengo Ave, Pasadena, California 91101
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 5pm
  • Tue 11am - 5pm
  • Wed 1pm - 6pm
  • Thu 11am - 5pm
  • Fri 11am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Living Psychotherapy, Founder and Lead Therapist, 2021 - Present
Pacifica Graduate Institute, Research Advisor and Teaching Assistant, 2023 - Present
Caring Connected, Clinical Associate Therapist, 2019 - 2021
Counseling West Community Counseling, Clinical Therapist Intern, 2018 - 2020
HomeLA, Founder, Curator, and Executive Director, 2013 - 2019
Breath and Bone, Owner, Craniosacral and Movement Therapist, 2009 - 2018

Pacifica Graduate Institute, MA in Counseling Psychology emphasizing in Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychology, 2021
The Life Energy Institute, Certificate in Craniosacral Therapy, 2009
The Feldenkrais Institute San Diego, Year Training, 2009
University of California at San Diego, BA in Dance and Communication , 2008


Licensure

California: 135759


Languages

English