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, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, 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), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LMFT 204734
MN LMFT 3074
Rob is a great therapist that offered a number of different ways to work through what I was working on.
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I haven’t known Rob long, but already I can tell that he is a great fit for me. He always responds to me quickly and with great insight, and I truly feel like he cares about helping me. I cannot wait to continue my sessions with him!
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 2 weeks
I met Roberto during a very difficult time in my life and he has truly been a gift to me and an amazing encounter. He listens with care and empathy, and after carefully reflecting, he provides concise feedback, not really directing but simply fueling the energy and ability within me, in other words empowering me to face challenges with courage and to take the next steps fearlessly. He has taught me that life is a journey and so no day will be perfect, but I match forward fearlessly knowing that I have it in me to take each day as it comes, with no judgement. And while I may still feel anxious or afraid etc., I can still make a step in the right direction. Change happens in small steps, with Roberto's help, I see myself taking small steps and I like the direction my life is taking. Thank you Roberto, you are a blessing to many.
Written on Feb 28, 2023 after therapy with Roberto for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
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