Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to helping students adjust to college life, learn effective coping skills, adapt to stressful life events and improve overall functioning.

Bruce Robertson, Ph.D.

Senior Director of Counseling & Career Programs
Licensed Clinical Social Worker


B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Florida State University
Ph.D., Florida State University


I was born and raised in De Pere, Wisconsin and returned to the area after completing my education. My clinical training and supervision in graduate school instilled in me the passion and desire to pursue a career as a practicing psychologist working with children, adults and families. Throughout my career I have also supervised masters and doctoral level clinicians in a variety of settings including profit and nonprofit organizations, correctional facilities, and private practice.  

I use a relational family systems approach as I explore the function of the symptoms being experienced by those who meet with me. I believe that there is purpose in everything that comes into our lives and the beliefs that we hold about our life events leads to our behaviors. Every system in which we are involved (work, church, school, family, friends, etc.) comes together to help us learn, grow, move, change and understand. With this premise in mind, every symptom we then experience within these systems is also there to help us learn, grow, move, change and understand.  Using the above framework I explore feelings, beliefs, and behaviors and the relationships among them.

My hope as the Senior Director of Counseling and Career Programs is that the passion instilled in me while I was in college can be passed on to the students, faculty and staff at St. Norbert. The mission for me and the counseling staff is to form life changing relationships with the St. Norbert community as each individual pursues his or her personal, spiritual, academic and career goals.