DR. BRUCE POULSEN
I am a licensed psychologist with nearly 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Prior to going into full-time private practice in downtown Salt Lake City, I served as chief psychologist at Primary Children’s Hospital where I also directed the APA-accredited psychology internship program and postdoctoral fellowship program. I continue to be an adjunct assistant professor in both the Psychiatry and Psychology Departments at the University of Utah. Several years ago, I completed a term (2007-2008) as President of the Utah Psychological Association and since then have continued to work with both state and national organizations to advance the training and profession of psychology. My doctoral degree is from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and I completed a clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Primary Children’s Hospital. My interests include relational psychotherapy, brief psychodynamic therapy, psychoanalysis, family therapy, psychology training, and forensic psychology. In addition to numerous research projects and scholarly publications, I also enjoy writing about the interconnections of psychology, art, and technology for Psychology Today.
DR. JUSTIN MARTEL
Justin joins the practice as a postdoctoral fellow after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Florida. He has a range of experience working with individuals in therapy, as well as expertise in psychological assessment and sports psychology. Justin believes we all possess inner capabilities that will lead to growth, but that environmental and contextual factors can act as barriers in its pursuit. Through exploring inner experiences, setting goals, and engaging with discomfort, we can identify and move past those roadblocks. He works primarily from a client-centered and humanistic perspective, with empathy and trust serving as the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. Once rapport is established, true growth begins. His work with every client centers on their present goals and concerns. From there, the impact of past relationships and experiences is considered, as well as the client's personal values. His hope is that clients will leave therapy with a better understanding of themselves and a clearer sense of direction in their lives.