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 patient 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 in addition to your thoughts 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”.
Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, I have been conducting online sessions almost exclusively. Therefore, 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. Go to my calendar to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation with my assistant Suzan Siegel, or call the office at 561-377-1039, and find out how I can help you.
I moved to South Florida in 2019 and proudly 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, Pennsylvania where I began practicing psychology in 1986. I have been in private practice for 37 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
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)
- American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH 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.
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