Meet the Therapist

BIO

DARRYL W. BRUNO, LCSW, ACSW C-SSWS 

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MEET THE THERAPIST

Darryl received his Master’s in Social Work from Tulane School of Social Work in 1987.  He Founded the Kids In Crisis Project, Inc. in 1989 which served the Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and surrounding Parishes for over 20 years.  Darryl served as Clinical Field Instructor for many graduate Social Work Interns for over 17 years including The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work (SSW), Tulane-SSW, LSU-SSW, SUNO-SSW, as well as several undergraduate schools. He served as Regional Chair for both the Greater New Orleans Region and Florida Parishes Region for over 9 years before being elected as President for the Louisiana National Association of Social Work from 2007-2010.  Darryl was appointed as an Advisory Board Member to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board / Louisiana Juvenile Justice Planning and Coordination Board which helped create the bill that later became ACT 1225.  He served on a local level as the President of the 22nd Judicial District’s Children and Youth Services Planning Board (ACT 555) for St. Tammany and Washington Parish, Louisiana. He worked 12 years for the St. Tammany Parish Public Schools as the Crisis/Mental Health Coordinator.  He worked tirelessly with Mercy Corps in creating the “My Hurricane Story – A Guided Workbook for Children” to assist children coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Darryl has served on numerous Panels throughout his professional career such as ECSS, FINS, and ISC.  Darryl has presented numerous trainings throughout the State of Louisiana on trauma, bullying, suicide, mental health and substance abuse related topics.  Darryl worked with the Florida Parishes Human Services Authority as their Children and Adolescent Program Service Coordinator (Mental Health Program Director B) servicing 5 parishes - Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington Parishes.  Recently, Darryl served as Executive Director for Bridgeway, a residential apartment community serving 12 male and 12 female adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, in Picayune, Mississippi.  Responding to the need, Darryl has opened a private practice, Bruno Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC  located in Poplarville, Mississippi.  Darryl’s clients can range in ages from 5 – 70 years old  providing individual, couples, group and family therapy services covering a wide range of behavioral health issues.