Delilah Sky and Paypay with Dr. Bruce

Delilah Sky and Paypay with Dr. Bruce

Bruce Kristol, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist (Florida License #PY2363)
Providing Counseling, Therapy, and Healing in Jacksonville, FL

His two therapy dogs, Paypay and Delilah Sky Dancer, provide comfort and loving support when needed.

Dr. Kristol treats individuals of all ages in a wide range of individual therapies that include Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, and career stress. In addition he is licensed to help in Marriage and Family Therapies. Many individuals have come to Dr. Kristol for Counseling in Jacksonville, Fl.

In addition to using psycho-spiritual and faith-based approaches, Dr. Bruce specializes in the use of hypnosis within the therapeutic context for panic / anxiety, habits, grief and loss, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, Military Life Issues, PTSD, attitudinal healing and cancer counseling.

Contact Dr. Kristol today so that you may begin the journey of renewal.

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More about Dr. Kristol’s “formal” EDUCATION:

Ph.D.  Psychological Services, Indiana State University.

             Ed.M. Counseling and Guidance, Temple University.

                                          B.A. History, Widener University (originally PMC College).

His “varied” EXPERIENCES which make him an extremely versatile therapist: 

CONSULTING PSYCHOLOGIST at Nursing Homes. Since 2011, he has provided a variety of treatment services including individual, group, and family therapy. He provides clinical services such as intake/diagnostic evaluations, and crisis intervention.

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST in Private Practice, Florida Licensed (PY2363) since 1979 to the Present time, at Kristol Healing Center at 2427 University Blvd. W.,  Jacksonville, FL  32217.  Treatment of Adults in Individual, Marriage and Family Therapies.  He specializes in the use of Hypnosis within the therapeutic context for panic / anxiety, habits, grief and loss, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, Post Traumatic Stress; attitudinal healing, and cancer counseling.

In the past, he has qualified as Expert Witness in the areas of Hypnosis, Grief and Child Custody (Florida & Alabama).  Administration and interpretation of Psychological and Psycho-educational testing of Children for Court Ordered Child Custody evaluations.  Experienced in play therapy with children of all ages.  Oversees all aspects of clinical services at private counseling center. Manages, directs, and supervises several licensed mental health counselors and social workers.

He was a STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST (through 2011) at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Mental Health Clinic.   Core Privileges were:  Consultation, differential diagnosis and treatment planning for all disorders defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (to include, but not limited to): Personality disorders, Adjustment disorders, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Substance-related disorders,  Delirium, Dementia, and Amnesic and other Cognitive disorders, Mental disorders due to a general medical condition, Somatoform disorders, Factitious disorders, Dissociative disorders, Sexual and general identity disorders, Eating disorders, Sleep disorders, Impulse Control disorders, Organic mental disorders, Psychotic disorders.

Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures: Interviewing, Psychosocial history taking, Mental Status Examination; Major types of psychotherapy including short term, long term, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, individual, marital, family, and group. Crisis intervention. Assessment of potential harm to self or others. Special psychological examinations (e.g., Article 706 examinations, suitability and fitness for duty evaluations, medical boards, psychological examinations related to special security clearance and duty assignments, Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL) Periodic Physical Examinations (PPE). Administration and interpretation of psychological tests, including test of ability, aptitude, achievement, interests, personality, cognitive functioning and mental health.

He was a CLINICAL PROVIDER to The Intensive Outpatient Intensive Outpatient Day Treatment Program (IOP) whose primary goals was to provide mental health services and administrative liaison for the personnel being processed out of the military by either a Medical Board or by Administrative Separation, as well as aiding with the adjustment from inpatient to outpatient status for those being separated as well as those returning to full duty from limited duty.  The IOP provided mental health services to patients through group therapy, individual therapy, medication teaching, life-skills teaching, and vocational assistance.  This program also provided administrative support through education classes and workshops and by closely monitoring the separation process of those leaving the military, which will provided the necessary support through this often complex process, and prepared them to return to civilian life and the work force.  As this was an outpatient program, the emphasis was mainly to empower the patients to actively involve themselves in their outpatient treatment plan and to solicit assistance from each other in an outpatient community.  The program specifically targeted active duty members who were assigned to military bases in the Jacksonville area and were receiving either a Physical Evaluation Board or were awaiting Administrative Separation, and required outpatient support more often than one day per week.

Additional Collateral duties at NAS:  Mom’s For Mom’s Support Group Facilitator for over 91 new mothers in coordination with OBGYN Department.; Marriage Enrichment Saturday Groups for over 68 participants; Peer Review consultations; MWR Primary Coordinator for MH Department; In-Service Training for Family Practice Doctors.

While in PRIVATE PRACTICE, he has been a Support Groups facilitator for Co-Dependency, Professional Case Managers of HIV patients (contract with Northeast Florida Aides Network), and Eating Disorders.  EAP substance abuse assessments, Critical Incidence Stress Debriefings (CISD) for numerous health insurance companies, and private industries (AMTRACK, Trailerbridge, Verizon).  Consultant/Therapist at Partial Hospitalization Program.

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION/CONSULTANT for employee selection and best fit to NCC Assessment Technologies and The PRISM Network, Inc.  With his Wife, Dr. Mariellen Kristol, AP, (Acupuncture Physician) he designed and implemented the Cultural Diversity Instructional Program for the President’s Task Force of Florida Community College at Jacksonville, creating the survey materials, conducting interviews and data collation on the total college staff with a sixty percent return. They both presented “7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers” to Naval Air Station, Senior Management, Chief’s and Senior Chief’s.

He was a TRAINER (with his Wife, Dr. Mariellen Kristol) State of Florida, Department of Corrections & Florida Department of Law Enforcement from 1986 to 1996 at the Florida Corrections Academies, N.E. Florida Police Academy, St. Augustine Technical School, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office.  Trainings provided: Professional Development Trainings-Basic and Advanced; Train-The-Trainers: Human Diversity (Ethnic/Cultural/Gender Sensitivity); Supervisory Training; Building & Maintaining A Sound Behavioral Climate. Over 50 offerings in the State of Florida.

He was a PROFESSIONAL PROVIDER, Continuing Education For Nurses from 1981 to 1986.   Florida Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.  Provided Workshops on Wellness, Stress, Burnout, Depression, Psycho-neuro-immunology, Time Management, Pain Control, Sexuality, Professional Power, Hospice, Patient Care Stereotyping, Grief and Bereavement, Process Consultation, Pathological Niceness Syndrome, Domestic Violence.

He was STAFF PSYCHOLOGIST, DIRECTOR OF BEREAVEMENT SERVICES,  DIRECTOR OF TRAINING AND EDUCATION from 1981 to 1985 at the Methodist Hospital Hospice & ABC Home Health Agency, Jacksonville.

Hospital Based HOSPICE Program.  Inter-disciplinary Team Approach.  Provided direct psychological services to terminally ill patients, families, professionals and lay staff.  As Director of Bereavement Services, designed the program plan, coordinated its implementation and trained professional staff.  Provided all supervisory functions for  staff within bereavement.  Organized and implemented in-service programs for staff and volunteers; Developed and coordinated the Grief Recovery Seminars in 5 locations (over 260 presented).