Get to Know Zane Pierce, LMFT
Zane Pierce discovered TEAM-CBT in 2017 when his wife was looking into self-help resources and, being familiar with Feeling Good, visited Dr. Burns’ website and read about his developments in CBT. She described the TEAM approach to him, and it sounded like a total package deal!
Let’s discover more about his experience…
TEAM-CBT Certified since…
2017, while attending the multi-day workshop, High-Speed Treatment of Depression and Anxiety Disorders
How did you discover TEAM-CBT?
In 2010, I was receiving supervision for certification in a similar counseling approach, Reality Therapy, via Jaime Galindo, PsyD, who also happens to be a longtime friend of Dr. David Burns (see Tools, Not Schools, p. 700). He spoke highly of Dr. Burns’ work and wanted to introduce us. Also, around that time, Burns had written the preface to Dr. Bill Glasser’s booklet, Defining Mental Health as a Public Health Issue.
Fast-forward to 2017, my wife was looking into self-help resources and, being familiar with Feeling Good, visited Dr. Burns’ website and read about his developments in cognitive-behavioral therapy. She described the TEAM approach to me, and it sounded like a total package deal! I was quick to register for the 53rd annual CAMFT conference where Dr. Burns delivered the keynote presentation, Understanding TEAM Therapy for Greater Self-Esteem and Joy in Your Clinical Work and Personal Life as Well, (what a title!). It was there that I finally connected with Dr. Burns and, subsequently, his Tuesday Training Group, and the celebrated Sunday hikes.
What are your specialties / clients you love to work with?
I consider myself to be a generalist. I enjoy working with a variety of clients and find that once we get acquainted, most of them I find to be delightful. I have a soft spot for assisting people with bipolar diagnoses. I also seem to connect well with trans people.
What is your favorite TEAM-CBT technique?
I’ve been a fan of the Be Specific method for quite some time.
What are you reading or listening to?
I've been reading A Choice Theory Psychology Guide to Parenting (by Nancy Buck) and All Quiet on the Western Front (by Erich Maria Remarque)
I've been listening to Everything But the Girl – Fuse (2023), John Robinson – Live Life and Tell Stories (2023) and Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell (2015)
Please share a fun fact about yourself.
I’ve become an avid orchardist over the last year or so and have over 30 fruit trees scattered throughout my yard!
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Zane Pierce, LMFT
Zane offers online sessions anywhere in CA and in-person sessions in Mountain View, CA. If you're interested in learning more, please reach out to Zane Pierce, LMFT for a free 15-min consultation. You can learn more about Feeling Good Institute here, or here to find an Effective Therapist.