Keep it Simple!
Over several decades of studying and practicing a variety of counseling styles, I came to the conclusion that there is not just one “correct” way to understand human behavior. Each path has a unique focus, but no single framework could claim to deal with the wide variety of problems and challenges that people faced.
During those years, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. While employed at a private Psychiatric Hospital, I worked with clients with a broad spectrum of unique challenges, including PTSD, bi-polar personalities, addiction issues, and even MPD/DID.
However, while the theories of psychotherapy were getting MORE complicated, the daily practice of working with the clients actually became simpler!
I began to create a simple program that demonstrated that search for simplicity. With my current BetterHelp clients, we started to call this program “the Four SuperPowers”!
Step One: listen to the client’s challenging stories
Step Two: teach a simple exercise (superpower) to address those challenges
Step Three: practice, and then repeat the first two steps!
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed school teacher and counselor, I had always been a counselor at heart. Long before “Mindfulness” became popular, I served as the "Relaxation Therapist", having devised a pretty simple, yet universal, set of basic exercises to calm down any and all clients in the facilities in which I worked. For the 21 years during which I taught and counseled with a large West Texas school system, I successfully used my counseling skills in my English, Speech, Theater Arts, and Academic Coaching classes.
My counseling sessions might combine the standard "Western" therapy models with more universal techniques, including, but not limited to Transpersonal Therapy, Eastern models like Morita Therapy and Zen Meditation. I am familiar with NLP, Breathwork, and various Mind-Body practices. Also, a touch of humor and artistic creativity can be very helpful in the process.
I look forward to traveling that Search for Simplicity with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2022037030
TX LPC 79067
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Robert Mace. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.
Mr. Mace is an amazing Therapist. He listens, gives me advice, and gives me assignments to help me understand.
Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Bob has changed my life!
Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
I was very skeptical of BetterHelp, in general, but I can now say that the system worked & matched me with the right person! It was strange and uncomfortable at first, but after just a few weeks I am in a much better place. I am confident that I will respond to the next round of life's challenges in a new way.
Bob didn't need to get too deep in to every little aspect of my life. He was able to quickly extract the essence of my concerns and provide techniques to help right away.
The "super powers" he teaches help me to make sense of myself, and of the world. His approach to (metaphorically) teach me how to fish is perfectly suited to this BetterHelp platform.
Every interaction is an opportunity to learn something new.
Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with Robert for 1 month
An intuitive and diverse counsellor with the ability to suggest practical constructive and transformative action which works wonders in your life.
Written on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
My primary care physician feels comfortable that I am dealing with my mental health with Bob. He is laid back, knowledgeable, can change the approach to a situation smoothly and is just the right amount of personable.
Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
A kind and generous listener who is full of tips, tools and insights that I take with me throughout my day.
Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties