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Counseling for Adults, Teens & Children

About Rob

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To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal.
C.S Lewis
I received my training and degree in Marriage Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. I am a Licensed Marital Family Therapist (License #762), a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH counselor and Certified Dave Ramsey Financial Counselor. I also have a CPA license (inactive) in California. I'm the former president of the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors. I was also a on the initial board for Blood:Water Mission.

I began my career as an accountant. I was successful in that career but never happy. It’s been over a decade since I realized my passions and gifting were in helping others on a personal level through the difficult times in their lives.

My philosophy of therapy is holistic, meaning that I believe that people are made up of many parts – body, soul, (mind, emotions, will) and spirit. I am a Christian. I believe we are created for relationship. We know ourselves in the context of our relationships. Healing occurs through repairing relationships and altering our interactions within those relationships. I welcome all clients from different backgrounds, religions, genders and sexual orientations.

My approach to therapy is from a systemic perspective. I believe that people work in relationship systems and each person in the relationship is important to the balance of the whole. When relationships become out of balance, it is a result of many different factors or patterns, which can be examined in the therapy sessions. I place a strong emphasis on healthy communication, problem solving and attachment experiences. I counsel families, couples, and individuals. My counseling technique is grounded in Adult Attachment Theory and the Gospel. I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and use that model when working with couples and families. I also am trained in and use EMDR and/or Brainspotting with clients when needed.

I live and worship in Franklin with my wife, son and daughter.