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Christopher Brunell, PhD

Christopher Brunell, PhD Adults, Couples

Professional Statement

I completed my Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University, and my Ph.D. and Master’s Degrees from The Professional School for Psychological Studies. I have been licensed as a clinical psychologist, with over 30 years of experience across a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric facilities, outpatient clinics, domestic violence units, private practice and advocacy groups. I have a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups, and have provided clinical and administrative supervision to psychology interns, and professionals. My primary goal as a clinician is to provide a safe environment where people can explore their primary interests, develop goals and determine inner strengths that promotes change. This includes physical health, support systems, work or school and if open, to explore faith or spirituality in one’s life. Areas of treatment that specializes in are: • Depression and Bipolar Disorder • Anxiety Disorders • Self-Harm Behavior • Complicated Grief Reactions • Chronic Pain and Chronic Illness • Anger and Stress Management • Trauma and Abuse • Family and Relationship Issues • Suicide Assessment and Risk Reduction • Group Psychotherapy • Chronic Mental Illness • Couple’s Conflict • Self-image and Self-Esteem Issues • PTSD/first responder/military • Parent/Child or Partner Relational Problems • Substance abuse/addictions Services can include individual, couples or family therapy. I implement a blend of techniques and skills drawn from recognized therapeutic modalities. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (EMDR) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, and Psycho-Education, mindfulness and relaxation.

Education

PhD in Clinical Psychology - The Professional School for Psychological Studies
MC in Counseling Psychology - The Professional School for Psychological Studies
BA in Psychology - San Diego State University

Insurances Accepted

Anthem
Cigna
KAISER
SHARP
United Behavioral Health
WELLFLEET

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