My personal approach:
I especially respect the individual uniqueness of each person who becomes my client. There are no clones in my office. My expectations for you are not based on standardized universal norms for what to think, what to do, and how to feel. With respect and honoring your unique situation I work with clients to better understand areas of their own life situation and set their own personal goals for change. We will explore things that are holding you back and discover your own strengths and resources to help make the change.
If you are looking for extra support while faced with a challenging situation and you are ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Dr Mapes is kind and thoughtful, helps when I have troublesome thinking me challenges me when I need it. I look forward to our sessions and feel understood and safe....
Written on Dec 16, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I’ve been working with Dr. Mapes for about six months. I was drawn to him because of something he put in his bio: that he treats each patient as unique cases. I felt at ease from our very first conversation and he’s helped me navigate very difficult emotional baggage and trauma. I am forever grateful and appreciative that our paths could cross - my mental health has definitely stabilized as a direct result of our conversations. I’m grateful to him for his availability and timely use of the BetterHelp platform - I’m always able to schedule an appointment with him when it’s convenient for me. Dr. Mapes communicates with me frequently via BetterHelp and checks on me when I am delayed in my responses to him. That’s how I know he cares about me. Thank you Dr. Mapes.
“Don’t let the family you came dictate the family that comes from you.”
Written on Dec 11, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and coaching
Dr. Mapes goes the extra mile. He not only hears what is going on, but he also has insight and strategies to help. You can tell that he truly cares about the well being and growth that you are looking to attain in session and in your daily life.
Two thumbs up!!
Written on Oct 28, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues
Very good first session. I look forward to working with Dr Mapes!
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Dr. Mapes is a great listener and has a lot of good advice to offer.
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Cool guy, offers good perspectives, and what sounds like good advice. With that being said, I have yet to apply what we've talked about, as I am spending the summer in a new city away from the usual distractions and tribulations of my life, and the help I was seeking revolved changing my habits that stem from college and being involved in that lifestyle. So we'll see how well his advice translates once I move back to my normal residence and lifestyle
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem