Hi, My name as it appears on my license is Robert Kauffman, but I use the appellation, Roc. I came to this profession after a lengthy career in the home services business. I ended up with an antique furniture repair studio while I attended graduate school and performed internships. For nearly the past twenty years I have engaged with clients in a new way, focusing more on their psychological needs rather than their property needs. In both arenas attentive listening was a skill I possessed and served us well. I am a licensed professional counselor in two states, Massachusetts and Vermont.
But enough about me, let's focus on you. The most important element, whether this be your first time or a reappearance, turns out to be you made a decision to reach out for help. Well done. Our first matter of business is to formulate a therapeutic alliance. This may take a while as we become familiar with each other’s learning, teaching and communication styles. Just to provide a heads up, my approach is client centered and comes from a strengths based perspective. We will build our treatment process upon aspects where you have already demonstrated abilities and resiliency. Next, collaboratively we will construct your goals and devise a method to achieve them.
My box of tools that apply to this work contains several powerful items. Cognitive-Behavioral assignments seem to keep a person engaged in this work. Insight and Cognitive Interweaves along with Motivational Interviewing seem to clear the path ahead of us. I firmly believe and research bears out that mindfulness practices demonstrate brain changing capabilities. We can experiment with an array of practices and techniques to find some that fit. With persistence and support we will increase your capacity to overcome whatever obstacles you face.
My client base from adolescent to elderly spans the rainbow array of cultural diversity. It stretches me to come up with a human characteristic yet to be encountered, although I am certain some exist. I have much experience resolving trauma, grief and loss issues using phase oriented approaches. Adversity, particularly in the early years, usually springs forth many psychological symptoms, namely, anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders, somatic disorders, or even psychotic presentations. By treating the underlying issues, we will find that these psychological symptoms abate.
I look forward to being on your team, Sincerely, Roc
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems
MA LMHC 5655
VT LMHC 068.0119006
Roc has been tremendous in helping me get through the things I've been processing for the last few months. Listens with intent and offer sage advice. Cannot thank him enough for his help.
Written on Nov 17, 2023 after therapy with Roc for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Roc is a great therapist who’s given me the guidance I needed for the daily anxieties in my life. He’s made me feel confident through techniques I implement myself which helped me get through a great deal of triggers from trauma.
Written on Nov 05, 2023 after therapy with Roc for 9 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders
sound, respectful and honest advocate
Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Roc for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Roc has helped me a lot so far
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Roc for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Roc is great
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Roc for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Ric had many ways to approach my problems. He is straight to the point while at the same time brig very empathetic. I highly recommend him!
Written on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Roc for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder