My name is Rob (he/him) and I'm a therapist who helps people understand themselves and have better relationships. I've been a therapist since 2017 and I have no intention of slowing down!
When I'm not working, I enjoy cooking big meals for loved ones and hiking trails with dog. I live in Northern California with my wife, dog, and chickens - it's an eggs-cellent life!
Like anyone else, though, it took a while for me to get to a stable place.
Throughout my teens and early 20’s, I was unable to find my voice with my loved ones and I felt hopeless to change. It took years for me to realize some of my relationships were abusive.
It's not talked about enough, but abuse means so much more than just physical or sexual violence. Things like gaslighting, intimidation, isolation, emotional abuse, coercion, and threats can leave long-lasting scars.
People like to ask survivors of abuse, "Why don't you just leave?" Well, what happens when you try to leave an abusive relationship? Does the abuser just stop abusing? No.
I told myself this was normal. I told myself this was love.
Overcoming that type of thinking is not easy. Fortunately, I still had some loved ones who were willing and able to support me in this process. I resisted mental health treatments until I gained the strength to face my issues. Once I was finally in therapy, I was able to recognize the signs of unhealthy relationships, learn better ways to set boundaries, and reduce my depression symptoms.
Now as a seasoned (and licensed) therapist, I help others achieve similar success using approaches like Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Harm Reduction, and trauma informed care. In other words, I provide therapy for peace of mind.
My clients come to me when they need to find their voice, learn acceptance, set better boundaries, and end toxic relationships; and I'm looking forward to helping you do the same.Let's Meet