Bruce Hearn


Bruce Hearn


Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - 79269
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

Free Initial Consultation


220 Montgomery St
Suite 317
San Francisco, California 94104

My Approach to Helping

While there is a lot you're good at, you can also feel lost, angry, frustrated in relationships at home or at work. You feel the need for some kind of a change, but want to think more deeply about what's happening this time around. Are you struggling to be more engaged in an intimate relationship, wondering if it will ever improve? Do you have a sense that some of the things you are doing keep others at a distance, or hold you back in your work? If this fits you, you could likely benefit from getting in touch.

I work with high-functioning men and couples who struggle to maintain the emotional connection in their relationships. With a calm and steady presence, I aim to help the people I work with lead richer, more purposeful lives and to develop more satisfying and honest relationships.

More Info About My Practice

Before coming to the Bay Area I grew up in the UK, the Midwest and Australia. I have traveled extensively around Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The people I work with have various racial, religious and cultural backgrounds. I welcome people of all orientations LGBTQ and straight.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

It takes some real strength to come to therapy. Opening yourself up to work through painful emotional material on a weekly basis can be tough, so the pace has to be just right to bear it. So many of us have received the message that we should be strong and independent, and toughing it out alone is the best way to make it through. When you run into trouble with this stance, it can fill you with shame and self-doubt. People who I work with have generally explored a lot of avenues to feel better: self-help books, meditation, religion, positive psychology and mind-altering drugs. What I can offer is not change itself, but the chance to think more clearly about what's held you back and some encouragement to face your challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
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