My name is Bruno Lepore, MA, LPCS. I am a psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Mediator, and a Certified Critical Incident Debriefing facilitator. I graduated from the University of Houston and worked with organizations and individuals to help enhance their performance, goal attainment and quality of life.
I have been employed by corporations, nonprofit organizations, schools, interdisciplinary clinics, and private practice. I am trained to use a variety of compassionate and empirically validated interventions, including EMDR, hypnosis, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance commitment therapy. These modalities are proven to help patients cope with a variety of problems and crises. My approach to treatment is collaborative, solution-oriented, and interactive. I am dedicated to empowering you to make changes that will improve your life. Over the years psychotherapy has evolved and is now a science-backed, research-validated treatment. I have extensive training in results-oriented strategies and modalities. I start therapy with a thorough psycho-social evaluation with each new patient. This process helps me get to know you and your story. Together, we then create goals and a treatment plan.
I moved to the United States from Europe when I was 12 years old. I left a familiar place and arrived here in Texas, unable to speak the language. This early experience gave me a multicultural perspective. I went on to work throughout my teens, eventually paying my way through my undergraduate and graduate school. I understand the importance of determination and hard work. When it comes to my career, I believe in using the whole mind – my right and left brain. I balance my left brain by engaging in right brain activities, like martial arts and yoga. I also teach at a martial arts school for kids and adults. I have traveled extensively and have learned a lot by experiencing, first hand, different cultures and belief system. For me, I can’t separate my life from my work. In order to be healthy, it’s important to me to practice what I teach.
People often ask why I chose this profession. I have always been interested in psychology, reading and studying anything I could get my hands on. There was one pivotal moment that made me understand the power of therapy. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I went into management. After 4 four years, I encountered a young woman who recognized me. She asked, “Bruno, don’t you remember me?”. I wanted to be polite, but I couldn’t recall how I knew her. She explained that she had gone to the PTSD research clinic I had volunteered in. She asked if I still worked there. I told her I changed jobs. What she then said made me understand the power of my profession. She asked, “Why did you leave? Don’t you like people anymore?” Her question made me really understand the power of a therapeutic relationship. Helping people and seeing the difference I can make in someone’s life continues to be my motivation for being a therapist today.