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Family (aka Big Picture) Counseling

Yes, family therapists work with individuals. In fact, most of the work I have done has been with individuals. It helps to hear “family therapy” as “systemic therapy.” Systemic therapists focus on how “big picture” factors (family, work, society) influence us and, thus, how we have to cope with them. I love helping individuals, couples, and families grow and prosper.

My training has been both academic and from “the school of hard knocks.” In 2005, at age 40, I completed my Ph.D. in child and family studies with an emphasis in counseling at the University of Tennessee. I was taking a heavy course load, working two part-time jobs, and raising two young children. I consider my time as a client at the student counseling center the most important part of my training. I completed my family therapy training at Good Shepherd Counseling Center under one of the earliest family therapists in Tennessee. I started by training as an undergraduate psychology major (and creative writing minor) at Carson-Newman University. I then went to seminary where I majored in pastoral counseling and worked as an aide at the internationally known Norton Psychiatric Clinic.

Scheduling

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People describe me as down-to-earth. I grew up the son of teachers and grandson of farmers. I have baled hay, fed cattle, and spent a summer pulling steel from a 1500-degree furnace and driving a forklift. I also was captain of my high school soccer team. If I’m not working, I’m riding my bike, watching a movie, reading a book, playing Scrabble, hiking, canoeing, or refinishing furniture.

Counseling with DR. BULL

I greatly enjoy hearing people’s stories and helping find strategies for coping with them, just as I benefit from my counselor. I have been a licensed therapist since 2002. You can read more about my background, education, experience, and counseling approach on my Bio/Vita Page. I have driven a 15-passenger van on many occasions. They have a huge blind spot. I compare the role of counselor to the person in the “shotgun seat” who helps the driver (you) discover new information about lane changes. I look forward to sharing some of the journey with you. 

To make an appointment please use our portal (in a new tab): https://drbradbull.clientsecure.me

Counseling Reviews

Dr. Bull has literally helped me to see different viewpoints of what I’m going through/experiencing. He has provided me with exercises that help me understand my feelings and practices that helps me feel better. He has been a great help!! –T.O. on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Bull is a very skilled clinician. If you are clear about what you want from therapy he will provide that 100% he is a very good listener and even though we have only been see each other for a month now I’ve already noticed improvements –J.A. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Bull helped me to find hope during a very dark time. He helped me to see things in a better perspective and how to not let the negativity in my mind impact my life, resulting in a healthier and happier outlook on life. –J.E. on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He is easy to talk with –R.O. on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and anger management:

Great listener! Keeps me focused and helps calm my storms. — S.H. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and ADHD

He listens very close to details! Gives you helpful solutions without pushing you to feel uncomfortable. Extremely caring about people and understanding their needs. –J.I. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationships

He’s just a great listener and really helps my morale and overall ability to combat issues –N.O. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Bull has been amazing for my husband and me. Neither of us have been to a counselor or therapist before, so we were nervous starting, but Dr. Bull made things comfortable and easy for us to open up. Every couple and situation is different, but we felt a positive shift in our communication and relationship even after our first session. We’ve also been learning practical things that we can apply to ourselves personally that carry over into our marriage. I’ve recommended Dr. Bull to several friends—he’s great! –Written by K.A. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Bull offered few solutions, but they were very impactful. He’s a great listener! He listened to me most of the time, and he only responded when he deemed it necessary! In life sometimes, all you need is someone to hear your side of the story and respond with empathy. A counselor cannot fix the problem, but in most cases, they can offer solutions to make sure it doesn’t happen again. — J.A. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Bradley (Brad) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

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