Bruce Poulsen, PhD, Psychologist in Salt Lake City
I see adolescents and adults for psychotherapy, consultation, and assessment. I also see younger patients for psychological testing and assessment. My therapeutic work is guided by the idea that psychological distress is often related to habitual ways of perceiving and interacting with the world--ways that have protected and helped in the past, but now get in the way of living a more satisfying, enjoyable, and meaningful life. I am practical but also value thoroughness and depth. Whether it is something quite specific or a vague feeling that something is wrong, I would love to be in your corner.
My approach to treatment is informed by several modalities, though fundamentally grounded in a psychodynamic approach. This orientation examines the interplay of historical, emotional, social, and biological factors that contribute to who you are (including your strengths and vulnerabilities). I also draw heavily from family systems and cognitive therapy orientations.
In our work together, we may focus on initial symptom relief at first, though we may also take more time to look deeply at the foundations from which the problems have originated. The relationship we develop becomes a crucible for change. See my website,, for more information.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Bruce Poulsen now - (801) 921-7335


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Year Graduated: 2000
  • License No. and State: 4849539-2501 Utah


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $160
  • Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Psychological Association
  • Member Since: 2000
  • Membership: Utah Psychological Association
  • Member Since: 2001


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Testing and Evaluation

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016
Bruce Poulsen, PhD, Psychologist in Salt Lake City

Bruce Poulsen

Psychologist, PhD