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February 4, 2013
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Tahoe counselor returns after treating military families

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Bruce Hill, M.F.T., a local psychotherapist providing counseling to North Tahoe/Truckee residents for more than 20 years, has just returned home after spending the past three years providing support to the military families and airmen of the United States Air Force as a Military Family Life Consultant.

"It was an honor and a privilege for me to be able to provide this service to the military families. Most of my time away was spent at Travis Air Force Base, but I also had assignments at Beale and Vandenberg. While at Vandenberg, I was fortunate to view the recent rocket launch as well as witnessing the space shuttle fly over," said Hill.

In his private practice, Bruce works with adult and adolescent clients on a variety of important life issues including healthy communications, anger management, grief and loss, social skills, substance abuse, life skills and other personal and relationship issues. "The most important part of therapy, is creating the 'space' where the client feels safe enough to do the work," Hill noted.

In addition to maintaining his private practice and facilitating a men's group, Bruce provided counseling support to public, private and community based high schools in the area since 1994. For nine years, he was the director of Alpine Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program providing bi-weekly groups to county adolescent first offenders.

"The opportunity of providing support to the children, youth, families and airmen was a deeply rewarding experience. Yet truthfully, returning home to Tahoe, where I first arrived in 1973, is the most rewarding experience of all," he said.

Bruce is seeing clients now. His contact number is 530-583-3459.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 4, 2013 03:21PM Published Feb 4, 2013 03:17PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.