Steven J. Bulcroft, MFT
Steven J. Bulcroft is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT #19340) with over 30 years experience as a mental health therapist working in psychiatric hospitals, county mental health clinics, substance abuse centers, schools, and in private practice.
Mr. Bulcroft holds a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from California Lutheran University (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University (New Orleans, LA). He has had extensive training and experience in Sociometry, Psychodrama, and Group Therapy through Westwood Institute (Beverly Hills, CA). He is committed to continued professional growth through attendance and participation in numerous in-service education and professional workshops throughout the year.
Mr. Bulcroft worked at Camarillo State Hospital (CSH/UCLA Clinical Research Unit; Camarillo Alcohol Program; & an Acute Psychiatric Program) as a Rehabilitation (Music) Therapist and Behavioral Program Writer. He worked on the Adolescent Mental Health Unit of Port Hueneme Adventist Hospital as an Adolescent and Family Therapist, Group Therapist (Psychodrama and Boys Group), and director of Multi- Family Group. He was a Clinical Supervisor of two outpatient substance abuse CareUnits (Granada Hills and Woodland Hills, CA.) as well.
As a Mental Health Clinician II in Siskiyou County, he helped implement and directed an SED Treatment Program in conjunction with Siskiyou County Special Schools and was a therapist assigned to the Yreka & Discovery High Schools' on-site counseling program as well as provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy specializing in children, adolescents, and young adults in Mount Shasta, CA. He has maintained a private practice for over 15 years specializing in Family Therapy providing individual, marital, family and group therapy.
Steve has been the on-site counselor for the California Conservation Corps and provides EAP services to a variety of workplace organizations. He taught alcohol and substance abuse classes as a Lead Facilitator/Instructor for Ventura County's Alcohol Information School as well as conducted numerous lectures and workshops for a variety of different organizations in CA. He is available for workshops and classes on: Anger Abatement and Violence Prevention; Conflict Management; Stress Management; Substance Abuse; Family Therapy; Communication Skills; and Eating Disorders.
Mr. Bulcroft is a Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Marine Corps working in Communications and Civic Action programs. He has been trained to be sensitive to different cultures and experiences, in helping people learn to fend for themselves and develop more democratic societies. His experience in Viet Nam has taught him to be appreciative and grateful for all life as well as to be tolerant and understanding of the diversity in life.
Steve was raised in New Hampshire in a large (3 boys & 5 girls) family that provided many early lessons on differences and communication. He presently lives in Montague, CA along with a dog, two horses, and two cats (not to mention the numerous other animals that come and go throughout the year). He and his wife have raised two children (Heather and Ash) who are now well on their own life’s journey pursuing their dreams and futures.
He has a variety of interests and is involved in: physical fitness programs (weight training; swimming; trail running; etc.); sports (skiing; mountain biking; horseback riding & training; and hiking); music (guitar; piano; voice, composing and arranging) and yoga.
Steve brings to therapy an understanding that is based on real life experiences as well as sound theoretical and therapeutic principles. He believes that all of us have the potential to grow quickly in order to meet life's challenges, and takes a brief focused approach to most therapy. Steve takes a special interest in the family, and specializes in Brief Solution Focused Family Therapy utilizing behavioral and cognitive behavioral techniques. He has a humanistic philosophy that respects and values the variety of life and existence.