I am a licensed clinical psychologist in Florida. I specialize in treating trauma survivors and people with anxiety, depression, grief, and chronic pain. My goal as your therapist would be to provide a secure base for us to collaborate in helping you evolve into your best self. I specialize in hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and energy psychology to help people stop bad habits such as smoking and overeating, resolve trauma, and relieve pain. My therapy is client centered which means I fit the techniques I employ to your individual needs. My therapy is also emotionally focused which means I focus on the feelings you are experiencing in the session as we talk about your issues. Research has shown that change occurs when insights have emotional impact.
I am trained in a variety of approaches. These include Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Hypnotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Tapping Therapies such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), “Internal Family Systems Therapy”, “Acceptance & Commitment Therapy” and “Dialectical Behavior Therapy”.
I use solution-oriented hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and energy psychology to help people make desired changes rapidly. I conduct “Hypnotic Regression Therapy” sessions to help clients discover the unconscious causes of their symptoms and then release their emotional attachment to these factors. I practice and teach my clients “Mindful Self-Compassion”.
Due to COVID, I am only doing online sessions for now so you can see me in the comfort and safety of your home. I have helped thousands of clients recover from depression, grief, trauma, and anxiety problems, relieve pain, and eliminate bad habits. I am also a teacher of other therapists. Call to schedule your free phone consultation (561-377-1039) and find out how I can help you.
I moved to South Florida in 2019 and serve the communities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Wellington, West Palm Beach, and surrounding areas. I offer convenient online appointments so you can have therapy with me from anywhere.
Dr. Bruce Eimer Background
I am originally from Philadelphia where I practiced psychology since 1986. I have been in private practice for 35 years providing counseling and hypnotherapy to individuals and couples. I was the Director of Pain Psychology at a major teaching hospital for seven years and I have held multiple clinical appointments at numerous hospitals.
I earned my doctorate (Ph.D.) in Educational Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany in 1981 and completed my post-doctoral residency and fellowship in Clinical Psychology at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia in 1986. I trained in Cognitive Therapy at Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy at Hahnemann University Medical School. I have years of training in Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnoanalysis. I am an EMDR trained therapist and have also trained in Thought Field Therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and other Energy Psychology approaches. I also trained in Imago Relationship Couples Therapy and Emotionally Focused Couples and Individual Therapy.
I am a Board-Certified Diplomate in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology with the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Certified Hypnotherapist. I am a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.
I enjoy teaching and routinely provide training workshops to professional therapists across the United States. I also enjoy writing and I am the author or co-author of nine books, as well as the author of dozens of book chapters and journal articles. On the personal side, I enjoy the outdoors, especially the natural wonders of Florida, working out, and spending time with my family, my friends, and my German Shepherd Dog.
Dr. Bruce Eimer Education
- PhD in Educational Psychology, State University of New York-Albany, 1981.
- APA-approved Post-Doctoral Internship and Residency in Clinical Psychology, Hahnemann University School of Medicine, APA-approved Psy.D. program, Division of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, 1983 through 1986.
Dr. Bruce Eimer Licensure
- Psychologist, Florida – PY10748, 2020
- Psychologist, New Jersey – 35S100460700, 2008
- Psychologist, Pennsylvania – PS004665L, 1986
Dr. Bruce Eimer Certifications
- Certified Hypnotherapist: International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, 2017.
- Certified Clinical Hypnosis Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 1997.
- Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Psychologists, American Psychological Association, 2016.
- Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Florida Psychologists with the Florida Board of Psychology, 2020.
- Approved Hypnotherapy School Director, International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, 2017.
Dr. Bruce Eimer Memberships
- American Psychological Association (APA Fellow)
- International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA Fellow)
Services Provided by Dr. Bruce Eimer
- Clinical Hypnosis Consultations
- Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Couples Counseling
- Continuing Education Courses for Therapists
- Consultations and Supervision with Therapists
Books Authored by Dr. Bruce Eimer
Eimer, B.N. (2008). Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now! (Second Ed.). Bethel, CT: Crown House.
Eimer, B.N. & Freeman, A. (1998). Pain Management Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide. New York: John Wiley.
Eimer, B.N. & Hunter, C. R. (2020). Taming Chronic Pain: A mindful approach for bringing pain relief. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.
Eimer, B.N., & Torem, M.S. (2002). Coping With Uncertainty: 10 Simple Solutions. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
Ewin, D.M., & Eimer, B.N. (2006). Ideomotor Signals for Rapid Hypnoanalysis: A How-To Manual. Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas.
Hunter, C.R. & Eimer, B.N. (2012). The Art of Hypnotic Regression Therapy: A Clinical Guide. Bethel, CT: Crown House Publishing Company.
Zarren, J.I. & Eimer, B.N. (2002). Brief Cognitive Hypnosis: Facilitating the Change of dysfunctional behavior. New York: Springer Publishing Company.
Eimer, B.N. (2002). Hypnotize Yourself Out of Pain Now! Oakland, Ca: New Harbinger.
Eimer, B.N. & Allen, L.M. (1996). Psychological Assessment of Chronic Pain Patients. Durham, NC: CogniSyst.