Bruce Gottlieb,Practicing humanistic therapy for 43 years

Bruce Gottlieb,Practicing humanistic therapy for 43 years

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY200001402
Secondary Credential: Psychologist - Ct1005
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage


Washington, District of Columbia 20009

My Approach to Helping

My work is very much based on the notion that therapy is most useful when it helps the person become who they are. The idea is that much of our distress is caused by our not being our authentic self and that gives rise to our distress. It's a matter of breaking free from societal norms and expectations and being comfortable with who you are at a deeper level, what it truly feels to be you and respecting that so that you live in a way that is constructive for you and your relationships.

Inevitably this approach leaves us feeling more engaged with ourselves, the world around us, and the people that we connect with. It's not an easy process as it inevitably stirs up feelings we'd rather not have But it's the only way that we can deal with those feelings, and of course I'm there to provide guidance and a sense of safety. Patients are generally surprised by how much better it is for them to feel, often for the first time, their true, unencumbered selves. They no longer feel like they are fighting off unpleasant feelings as much as they free of them. They can then turn their attention to enjoying a more pleasant, fulfilling life.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with older teenagers, adults and the elderly. I do not work with psychotic patients due to my lack of training with that group. Since every human being is unique it is not possible to sum up the specific population with whom I work in a simple description. I find the most important issue is the courage to look at oneself and be willing to explore who they are and what contributes to their suffering even though to do so inevitably stirs up unpleasant feelings that we don't want to have. However we all move at our own pace and I would never ask anyone to discuss anything or do anything that they weren't ready to emotionally.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Somatization
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Constructivisim
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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