I'm passionate about seeing people find healing and wholeness. There are times that we can feel stuck, unsure of ourselves, or trapped in a struggle. It’s in those times that we need someone to walk with us. I’m convinced that people are the expert of themselves, but that sometimes we have difficulty seeing that and need a compassionate and patient person to remind them of that, offer them a different perspective, and help them discover new tools for effecting lasting change.
I use a variety of client-focused approaches to help each person meet their individual goals. Regardless of the counseling technique used, the most important & helpful element in counseling is the counselor-client relationship. This relationship is fundamental in creating effective change in a client’s thinking & beliefs, which in turn, affects their behavior. My primary areas of focus are trauma & PTSD, relationships/marriage, men’s issues, and spiritual matters.
Education and Professional Affiliations
Bruce Pagano completed his B.S. in Occupational Education at Wayland Baptist University. He has both an M.A. in Christian Ministry from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and an M.Ed. in School Counseling, focused on Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Community Care and Counseling.
Bruce has over 9 years of experience in Pastoral Counseling, started clinical counseling in 2018, and received his License in Professional Counselor in 2020. Bruce is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Idaho Society for Individual Psychology (ISIP), and Idaho Mental Health Counselor Association (IMHCA). Bruce is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS), a National Certified Counselor®, and licensed in the state of Idaho. Bruce is also Level 2 trained in using the Gottman Method of Couples Counseling.