I am an experienced psychotherapist having devoted myself for over 40 years to this profession. While I was active duty in the US Army I earned a Master's Degree in Counseling from Boston University and have been a Minnesota State Board qualified Licensed Psychologist since 1992. For most of my life I've lived as fully as I could in the beautiful state of Minnesota with my wife, children and grandchildren.
My service has been with individuals, couples, families and groups in a variety of settings - in-office, school, residential and in family homes. I've helped people through grinding issues of anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, trauma, and chemical abuse. My professional emphasis is to partner with you to successfully meet your goals at your pace. You may expect me to continually work very hard to understand you and your situation, to clarify this with you, to develop and utilize whatever tools/strategies which may help in your circumstances, and to emphasize your successes and positive efforts. I employ directness and honesty with kindness, humility and humor. I hope to accompany you to a place where you are reasonably happy and able to function as you wish.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN Psychologist LP1599
Rob has been exactly what I needed in getting through these past few weeks. He is a real listener, has a great sense of humor, and is very down to earth. I received some very helpful insights from him. Highly recommend.
Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
In the few months that I have worked with Robert, he has helped me relocate joy and motivation that had been missing for many years. He is an honest, kind, and intelligent psychologist who really focuses on meeting his clients where they are at in their lives.
Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I was matched with Robert during a time in my life when I felt that both my declining mental health and increasing anxiety were starting to damage my relationship with my partner. I also felt like there were so many barriers to me living a fulfilling life and feeling truly happy with myself.
Robert was extremely easy to talk to right from the beginning. Having conversations with him helped me understand my own behaviors and identify the root problems of different challenges I was facing.
I’ve put in some work and have noticed improvement in my life already, even if it’s only a little in some areas. I have more moments of happiness and appreciation for myself and the challenges that I have overcome.
I completed 6-7 sessions with Robert and, although I’m now taking a break from therapy, I’m definitely interested in one day scheduling more sessions with Dr. Hinman.
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
I struggle with a few seemingly separate issues to do with anger management, occasional depression, general anxiety, and binge eating. Robert encouraged me to think about some of these things a little differently and come up with specific goals that I could make to convince myself that I was improving on all these fronts before I had a chance to convince myself that therapy wasn't helping. He encouraged me to seek medication for my anxiety, gave me constructive strategies for dealing with some of my long-term anger issues, and encouraged me just to get into better habits of taking care of myself. One particularly valuable insight was convincing me that some of the mindfulness that I'd been missing out on was literally right in front of me if I hadn't been so distracted by old patterns of rewarding myself in unhealthy ways.
Ultimately, I found it very easy to talk about things with Robert. He and I seemed to communicate in very similar/compatible ways. I could quickly have a comfortable conversation about nearly any topic, but he was always quick to drag me back to something productive if I went off too far on a tangent.
Written on Jun 11, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and anger management
Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
When I first met Rob I was having panic attacks everyday, he encouraged me to see a doctor to discuss medication options. After a month I am on antidepressants and haven't had a panic attack since I started medication. We also have worked on cognitive behavioral therapy which has really helped me work on noticing and reframing my negative self talk. Thank you Rob!
Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem