Bruce McCurdy - Sage Hill Counseling

Bruce McCurdy, Nashvillle, TN, Brentwood, TN, Murfreesboro, TN

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Bruce McCurdy, Clinical Consultant

In addition to being Clinical Director at Sage Hill Counseling, Bruce is a licensed Psychologist in full-time practice, serves as Director of The Counseling Center at Christ Community Church, is an Adjunct Professor of Professional Standards and Ethics in the Graduate Counseling Program at Trevecca Nazarene University; and an Adjunct Professor at Lipscomb University for Internship I and II.

He trains, supervises and consults therapists and mental health professionals on how to apply relevant ethical principles with emerging ethical trends to provide the highest level of transformative professional psychological and counseling services.

Bruce is lucky to have been married for 38 years to Debbie Baer McCurdy (aka Debbie Alan, founding host of News Channel 5’s “Talk of the Town”) and they are the happy parents of 3 adult sons: Bruce, Kevin and Chris. Son Bruce married his California sweetheart Michela and they are recently the ecstatic parents of the first granddaughter, Lou Baer McCurdy.

  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma

Ed.D. Counseling Psychology, Tennessee State University

Training and Certifications

Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider TN#1999

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The Basics
Where are you from?
I was born in Sacramento, California and raised in the Bay Area before moving to the South after High School.

Do you have pets?
We have a 10-year-old Cockapoo named Ginny, who was trained as a therapy dog but is relatively uninterested in serving others

Describe yourself in five words.
Learner, Integrator, Facilitator, Loyal, Fun-loving

About Your Practice
How did you get into this profession?
Being a psychologist never even occurred to me growing up. I served as a Youth Pastor for 4 years after college, fell in love and got married to Debbie, who worked in television. After moving to Nashville from Chattanooga with Debbie's career opportunity, my friend George, who was a psychologist, inspired me to go back to graduate school and learn to help people heal and grow through the therapeutic process.

Who has influenced your work?
My earliest influences were my father and mother who actually liked me and provided a secure, emotionally honest and fun-filled childhood. Professionally, I was influenced by the lives and writings of Francis Schaeffer, C S Lewis, Larry Crabb, Dan Allender, Scotty Smith, and too many others to mention.

How does your faith play itself out in your work?
Faith is an integral part of my worldview. A variety of historic Christian faith traditions inform my own spiritual formation, and these are thoroughly integrated into the variety of psychological traditions I embrace. The diversity of these faith and science traditions allows me to value and respect the individual worldviews and processes of my clients without judgment or imposition of my personal views.

What is your favorite type of music and your favorite singer/band?
Soulful country, R&B, Americana, and soul genres includes artists like Chris Stapleton, Otis Redding, Van Morrison, etc.

Which TV show would you never miss?
Netflix binge watching

What's your favorite book or author?
Currently, A Secular Age by Charles Taylor

What is your favorite sport/physical activity?
Walking in new places, hiking and playing golf

What's your favorite place to visit?
Anywhere the kids are

Just for Fun
What was your first job?
First job was at Woolworth's drug store in stock and clean up for pet and bird cages

What is your most treasured possession?
Childhood memorabilia

If you have friends coming over, what would you cook?
Something on the grill.

What pastimes or hobbies do you enjoy?
Treasure hunting and watching most sports events.

Other than your current home, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In a Colorado mountain lake resort with all our kids and their families

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