Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, #AMFT113899
510-496-6002 Ext. 14
“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about BECOMING anything. Maybe it’s about UN-BECOMING everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”—Unknown
Rob enters the field of psychotherapy as an explorer of the human experience. He works to help others expand, understand and accept their whole experience of life. He believes that often clients come to seek help when there has been a disruption in their internal and/or external systems. He brings a curiosity, support, imagination, patience and sometimes a challenging presence to his interactions with clients. He delights in helping to facilitate and witness the profound transformation that occurs when therapy allows a client to emerge with a deeper understanding of themselves.
Rob’s past careers influences his approach to working with clients. He has been in the business world and a holistic Life Coach over the last 20 years. Through these experiences, he saw how people can become stuck. He realized that by being a psychotherapist he can help to unlock those aspects of one’s frozen state and help others move from an existential pessimism to a place of optimism, hope and peacefulness. Rob works collaboratively with his clients to develop a way to take this journey. He uses varied approaches and technique, such as deep listening and relating, somatic attunement and application of creating internal/external resourcing. When appropriate he pulls from psychotherapeutic approaches such as Gestalt, Cognitive Behavior and Transpersonal theories of psychology.
Rob has experience with, and interest in, working with the following issues:
Parents struggling with adolescent children
Males and Transitions
**Rob currently co-facilitates a weekly group focusing on depression and internal dynamics.
Rob holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling, Transpersonal Specialization, from JFK University in Pleasant Hill, CA.
(Supervised by Patricia E. Craven, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, Somatic Experience Practitioner, License#24589)
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