Shane Bruce

Licenced Marriage & Family Therapist


My approach is warm, personable, and nonjudgmental.


I earned my Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2006. Prior to this I worked as a Fitness Trainer and gym owner in NYC where I published numerous articles in the fields of Health & Fitness. My background in fitness and bodywork provides tools to help ground with yoga, za-zen meditation, prana breath work, tai chi, as well as movement therapies. 

In a world that seems to demand more and more of us, pausing for a moment to catch up with ourselves can seem like an impossible luxury. Yet it is just this sort of reflecting that can lead to a more meaningful experience in our relationships, careers, and hopes for the future.

Sometimes we may feel upset, sad, frustrated, or a sense of disconnectedness that we don’t understand. This could come from losing something, or someone we cared about; or, from not knowing how to say what we feel in a way that others understand. Emotional pain can also come from internal sources, in ways we might not anticipate, catching us off-guard.

It may be surprising to discover just how resilient we actually are. Together, let’s uncover hidden sources of strength and joy you may have forgotten, discover and explore new interests, talents, and values; and discard old emotional and behavioral patterns that are no longer serving you. 

“Thoughts effect us on a molecular level, and, all you need is love!” – Dan Siegel, MD


  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Depth and Archetypal 
  • Jungian Depth Dream Analysis
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Sexual Identity and Orientation Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Spirituality and Soul Work
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Impact of fitness/yoga practice on Mental Health


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • In Practice since 2004
  • School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • California License: LMFT #50773
  • Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 


Most insurance plans accepted.