I am a strong believer in the power and resilience of individuals to effect change in their lives. I strive to provide the structure, create an environment of compassion and mutual trust, and I take the honor of helping as sacred.
I have over 15 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment. and over 12 years in helping couples and families heal. I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Saint Mary’s University in Minneapolis, MN.
My passion for helping men and young men heal from difficult pasts is highlighted two publications, co-authored with Dr. Stephanie Covington--Exploring Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Men and A Young Man’s Guide to Self-Mastery.
I perform trauma-informed therapy with individuals, couples and families and my approach is systemic. I practice Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Structured Family Therapy. I pay close attention to the impact of trauma, attachment rupture, and help in the development of effective communication for individuals and between family members. I am trained and well-versed in EMDR therapy.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LMFT 204734
MN LMFT 3074
I have been fortunate to have been on a journey with Rob which at times has been difficult and painful. Rob has been at my side helping me to find my own way with patience, professionalism and compassion. I have with Rob's guidance met my goals and aims and have life- a heartfelt thank you.
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
He’s a great resource and. A good fit for me no way I could have found him in my area
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Roberto for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management
Rob is an absolute irreplaceable pillar in mental health support. He is patient and kind, thoughtful and receptive. His recommendations are pointed at exactly what I’m struggling with at the time, not random or vague. He gently guides toward insight via both his expertise and his own astute contextualization. I highly recommend Rob.
Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Roberto for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I've really enjoyed my sessions with Rob as he's been so helpful by providing resources, advice, and more, that's impacted me for the better as I've been going through a hard time of my life with changes in career and personal. Rob has helped guide, since day one, and has helped me find a process to alleviate stress outside of my sessions with him. Additionally, he's wonderful at responding to my messages and journal entries promptly. He gives me feedback to help me overcome my struggles I express. I highly recommend working with Rob as he's dedicated, knowledgeable, caring, articulate, passionate, kind, honest, and overall, a genuine person and therapist who cares about his patients. Thank you, Rob, for helping me when I need it most.
Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Roberto for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Dr. Rodriguez really help me in the short amount of time I was able to work with him. He gave me great tools and advice in order to move forward with the issues I have. I am very grateful to him he was very easy to talk to you I did not fill judge . He is a great listener, and I appreciate all of his help.
Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Roberto for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
He does a fantastic job of getting you to open up. I feel he listens to our concerns and acts accordingly.
Written on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Roberto for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes