Therapist Profile

Name:
Mr. Bruce M. Ecker, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
3640 Grand Avenue, Ste. 209 Oakland, CA 94610-2023
Phone:
(510) 452-2820
License Number
LMFT21355
Practicing Since:
1986
Additional Licenses:
Marriage and Family Therapist

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
My aim is for every session to make tangible progress toward the changes you're seeking. I will assist you to experience a stronger, deeper ability to make those changes in as few sessions as possible. We'll define the behavior, emotions, thoughts and circumstances that you want changed and go to work on finding what inside is maintaining these patterns. You will soon experience important areas and parts of yourself that have not been in awareness before but have been keeping you stuck. Clearing away these revealed, uniquely personal obstacles is a liberating shift that you'll feel bodily, emotionally and mentally. I use focused processes of change that engage both head and heart, are built into our mind and body, and have been verified by research. I enjoy understanding the neuroscience of psychotherapy and have published professional articles on this.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Tuesday through Friday, afternoon and evening
Services
Individual and couple therapy; In addition to the types of therapy listed, I use a process known as Coherence Therapy, which I have co-developed for over 20 years and have taught widely to therapists in workshops, conferences and graduate courses. Most of my professional publications are about Coherence Therapy.
Insurance
Out-of-Network coverage
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
Phone

Education

Degrees
M.A., Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, 1986

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anger Management
Anxiety
Attachment Therapy
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Communication Skills
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Eating Disorders
EMDR
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Telephone/Online Therapy
Trauma
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Emotion Focused Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Gestalt
Humanistic/Existential
Other, e.g. NLP, EMDR, etc.
Process
Systems
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

Featured Therapist 

Judith McFarland, MA

Judith McFarland M.A..

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Santa Rosa, CA

I am in private practice, delivering telemedicine via Skype and FaceTime or by phone. My area of special emphasis is helping people improve their important relationships, and working with my clients to decrease and stop depression. If you are reading this, chances are one or more of your important relationshps are not working very well. Whether it's difficulty with a partner or spouse, teens or parents, friends or co-workers, a troubled relationship is painful.


View Profile

Find a Therapist