About Bruce Singer, Psy.D.
I have extensive training and work experience in many areas of mental health, including chronic pain, chemical dependence, and addiction. I am an author, a public speaker, and I serve as Chief Clinical Officer for Urban Recovery Center, in Brooklyn, which is the premier high-end residential addictions treatment center in New York City. Previously, I was the Chief of Psychology for Crossroads Centre, Antigua and created and directed the Chronic Pain and Recovery Center at Silver Hill Hospital. I work with RANE as a psychology expert and, as a consultant for my company, Treatment Rehab Professionals LLC, I am available to work with senior management on improving outcomes for treatment centers, staff-training, morale enhancement, and site evaluations.
My confidential work with private clients draws upon my own creative background as a writer. Our therapeutic conversations are designed to help you explore the contaminated scripts that keep you from appreciating who you are and what you have achieved. Utilizing a mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in tandem with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), I work to facilitate your ability to make a commitment to the life you want. Therapy can be brief and focused or wide ranging and supportive over time.
The work we do together is sometimes difficult and painful, but time and again I have seen that the benefits of working hard in psychotherapy outweigh the costs. I am always ready to take a risk with my clients, to make that leap of faith from sickness into health.
After a long career as a screen and television writer, I returned to school and earned M.A. and Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) degrees from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. My training experiences have included Tarzana Treatment Centers in Tarzana, CA, the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills, and Kaiser Permanente’s flagship Chemical Dependency Recovery Program in Oakland, CA. I am licensed in Connecticut, New York and California and sit on the Medical Advisory Board of the U.S. Pain Foundation and the Board of Directors of Chronic Pain Anonymous.
My interest in meditation dates back to 1978, and I have been studying mindfulness-based practices since 2003. I have gone on retreat, attended workshops, and trained with such mindfulness luminaries as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Kevin Griffin, Jack Kornfield, Margaret Cullen, Tom Williams, James Baraz, Phillip Moffit, and Jerome Front. My own work on mindfulness has been published nationally. I have recorded numerous guided meditations that are available to my clients.
Through my extensive national connections and consulting business, Treatment Rehab Professionals LLC, I am able to make referrals for my clients to specialists in complimentary treatments including naturopathic approaches to health, biofeedback, yoga therapy, and family therapy. I have had extensive training and hands-on experience in psychopharmacology and I am comfortable making recommendations to psychiatrists and physicians with respect to use of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications.
I am now accepting a limited amount of clients for my personal practice at my offices in New Canaan and, for NYC clients, after hours at Urban Recovery Center at 411 Van Brunt Street in the Red Hook district of Brooklyn. If your success is complicating your life, if you are concerned with how to handle anxiety, depression, addiction to medications or alcohol, or if you simply want to empower yourself anew by re-visioning the next Act in your life, please either call me at 707-304-4368.