Dr. Raven Niko Bruce
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Raven Niko Bruce was born
on the lower east side of Manhattan into a world with no end
of curiosities. She attended parochial school in the city where
she played forts and fed PPJ sandwiches to the neighborhood strays.
her Doctoral work in Clinical Psychology at the California School
of Professional Psychology, San Francisco, CA (1996) with an
emphasis on coping styles and resilience studies. She began to
look deeply at the ways in which people rose above their suffering
to create meaningful, passion-filled lives.
work focused on therapy with people in crisis: people facing
cancer and AIDS diagnoses, inner city kids at -risk, homeless
women and people in the early stages of trauma recovery. Her
dissertation examined the efficacy of therapeutic interventions
with people in crisis. As part of her dissertation, Niko authored
an interactive coping skills workbook for women newly diagnosed
with HIV and Cancer.
In 1996, Niko
moved to Vermont with her dog and worked towards Vermont Licensure.
She started a psychotherapy practice in the evenings while working
for the next five years as a Psychologist and Case Manager at
a residential psychiatric facility.
After her son
was born in 2000, she left her day job and began work full -time
in her psychotherapy practice.
interest is to incorporate the tenets of mindfulness practice
into psychotherapy. Her practical, down-to-earth approach emphasizes
inherent human resilience and the acquisition of practical coping
tools to better manage life difficulties. Her specialties include
- depression /emptyness
- grief and loss
- identity issues
- the search for
meaning and passion
base includes both men and women, individuals, couples, families
and young adults.
Niko is licensed
in the State of Vermont as a Doctorate Level Clinical Psychologist
offers both in-person, telephone and Skype psychotherapy sessions.
fee is $150 for a 50 minute session.
include: her Zen Buddhist practice, poetry, adventure travel, studying spanish,
the intersection of science and spirit,
and bush-wacking on her horse, Lola. She lives in the woods of Middlesex,
Vermont with her son and their beloved rescue pit, Angelo.
mind. Change your life.
A Feral Wind Counseling, Inc.
An independent psychotherapy practice
Middlesex, Vermont. Tel: 802-793-9316