Life catches all of us off guard, leaves us exposed, searching for resources to get through our newest, seemingly impossible challenges. These challenges often show up in our relationships with partners, children, parents, siblings, friends, or in our work environment. Sometimes, it is simply too much, and we need more than our current resources to meaningfully navigate life in a way that honors our core values.
Dr. Bruce Rumsey has over twenty years of experience helping individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations transition through life challenges to find stable ground. His approach is warm, engaging, and directional. He assists people with rediscovering inner resources to successfully overcome hardships, and to maximize their many skills and talents.
At Foundations Counseling, Bruce counsels people who are navigating the following areas:
- Relationships — anger management, communication issues, conflict resolution, couples counseling, dating issues, divorce and divorce recovery, infidelity/affair recovery, men's issues, pre-marital counseling
- Mental Health and Wellness — adjustment, anxiety, assertiveness training, bipolar disorder, boundaries, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and addictions, grief, life transitions, self-esteem, stress management
- Family — parenting, stepfamily and blended family issues
Dr. Rumsey earned his Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the University of Northern Colorado in 2002. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), he is certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and he is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). He is also a member of his profession's national honor society: Chi Sigma Iota.
Through years of research and experience, Bruce has created his own 5-stage Model of Change, which draws from a variety of theoretical orientations, including Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, and Social Learning Theory. Bruce has served as full-time graduate faculty in the College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences for over ten years, and he currently serves as Associate Professor at Argosy University, where he was chosen as Outstanding Faculty Member, 2012.
Bruce has also supervised master and doctorate level clinicians during his career, provided executive coaching and trainings, presented his model of change in a myriad of training and educational settings, and facilitated multiple relationship workshops. Married since 1993, Bruce and Tracey have five children.