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Foggy Pier

     Are you caught up in a cycle of addictive behaviors such as substance misuse, gambling, or the Internet? I have good news and bad news for you. Let’s start with the bad news: it takes a lot of effort to stop addictive behaviors, and to address the underlying emotional or trauma issues that compel you to relapse over and over again. There’s no magic wand, no Abracadabra. Now the good news: The cycle doesn’t have to be endless. Recovery is possible!

     I have 26 years experience working in the addictions and mental health treatment field and have worked in a variety of settings. I authored a workbook on Mindfulness-Based Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. I also specialize in behavioral addictions like gambling and the Internet, as well as addressing trauma that can perpetuate addictive behavior.

     My approach is eclectic, client-centered, empathic, and goal-directed. My priority is to help folks either still struggling with addiction or beginning the recovery journey. I can help you chart a path to sobriety and wellness, and to address the underlying reasons behind addictive behavior. I offer virtual appointments as well as in-person appointments.

I developed an approach I call Mindfulness-Based REBT, which means we become aware of our thoughts, feelings and behaviors moment-to-moment.  I also use a variety of trauma-informed approaches as sometimes things have happened in our lives that make it hard to get a handle on what is going on with us, including our tendency to use alcohol, drugs or other addictive behaviors.  I believe recovery requires healing and I want to help you pursue that path.

Licensed in Massachusetts and New Mexico.  Telehealth only at this time.

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I grew up with the Golden Rule:  Treat others the way you want to be treated yourself.  We all come from many different backgrounds and walks of life, but we human beings have much in common.  We develop addictions.  We have things that have happened to us that impact our Here and Now existence.  But based on the Golden Rule, my commitment to you is that I will do everything I possibly can to help you heal, grow and learn to thrive.

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Bruce Burleson, LADAC, LADC1

I want to help you work on your addictions

and underlying reasons you have addictions. 

Contact me today to learn more and book a session. 

I am a licensed drug and alcohol counselor

in Massachusetts and conduct therapy both in person and by Telehealth.

I see clients ages 13 and up.

Now offering Consultation Services for Other Professionals

Bruce Burleson Counseling, PLLC

115 E College Blvd #170

Roswell, NM 88201

P (508) 296-0175

F (508) 578-5078

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Self-Pay for New Mexico residents : $100.00

Self-Pay for Massachusetts residents: $175.00

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