About me

I am a licensed therapist with 23 year of clinical experience in the state of California . I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which is an evidence based theropy that is highly effective in treating anxiety, stress, anger issues, emotion regulation issues, relatioinship issues and life changes. DBT combines cognitive behavioral treatment with mindfulness based awarenss and skill building to improve coping skills and address symptomes. Treatment will focus on your specific needs. While it takes courage to move beyond the fear and to reach out for help I am confident we can work together to reach your goals and improve your quality of life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationships
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Caregiver issues and stress , Chronic pain illness and disability , Communication problems , Control issues , Forgiveness , Impulsivity , Isolation / loneliness , Life purpose , Panic disorder and panic attacks , Read more...
Years of Experience: 23

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


CA LMFT 142572


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Bruce Bates. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Bruce for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Bruce is a great listener and understands the support and help my partner and I need. I noticed how wise and professional he is right away, while also super down to earth. His quick responses and flexibility have been something that I am not used to but is greatly appreciated!

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