Bruce Gorden

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Bruce Gorden, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #LMFT-17833
(760) 307-4605

With almost 40 years of experience as a licensed therapist working with adult individuals, couples, and families, I continue to be fascinated by the human heart and mind. I find great joy in helping my clients reach their goals for physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health. I offer genuine respect, curiosity, and interest in my clients and will make every effort to help you pursue your interests, desires, and goals. Using proven therapeutic methods and techniques, you can be equipped with the tools and resources you need to overcome the trials you face and enjoy wholeness in Christ.

Carlsbad – Tue & Wed

I will use my four decades of counseling experience to help you experience lasting joy and peace, with God’s direction and guidance. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, marriage problems or other relationship issues, trauma, grief, addiction, abandonment issues, anger management, or other concerns, it would be my pleasure to work with you toward healing and recovery in Christ. I cannot count the number of times I’ve seen God mend broken relationships and restore individuals to full health and strength in Him. He is able, and it would be my privilege to play a small role in His restorative work in your life.

My Goal as a Christian Counselor

As your therapist, one of my goals is to provide an environment of safety and hope. I work as an advocate, one who walks alongside my clients through their trials to a place of healing and recovery. I will help you develop a treatment plan specific to your own goals, and we will work together to take actionable steps to achieve the goals you have set for yourself.

What I Offer in Christian Counseling

In our first session, I will encourage you to develop a description of how your life will be after the therapeutic work has been done. Based on that description, we will work together to create a treatment plan, which ensures that we have specific, tangible, measurable goals. I often ask my clients, “How I can be most helpful to you?” or “What am I doing that is helpful?” This generates curiosity and freedom in my clients and reassurance that I genuinely pursue their interests, desires, and goals.

My Approach to Christian Counseling

I rely on God’s presence and ministry in each session and we invite Jehovah who heals to the work. This sets us apart and sanctifies the work. I also intercede in prayer and ask for words of wisdom and knowledge for my clients.

Focus Areas

  • Abandonment and Neglect
  • ADHD
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Coaching
  • Codependency
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Infidelity and Affairs
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Men’s Issues
  • OCD
  • Online Counseling
  • Personal Development
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Professional Development
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex and Porn Addiction
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spiritual Development
  • Trauma
  • Weight Loss
  • Women’s Issues


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