Bruce Burleson, Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Massachusetts

Bruce Burleson

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I am a trauma-informed addictions therapist dedicated to helping adults cope with addiction and co-occurring depression, anxiety, PTSD and other factors that make it hard to heal from addiction.

Currently Accepting New Clients in Early Recovery or Active Addiction Only. Relapse Prevention group counseling now available. 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.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anger Issues
  • Criminal Justice Involvement
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Relationships
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness

Community Specialties

  • 12-Step Programs
  • Police/First Responders
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$160.00 - $160.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Capella University