Bob received his Doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin in 1979 in Counseling Psychology, an American Psychological Association approved training program. A graduate ofDartmouth College, he also studied theology and counseling at Union Theological Seminary in New York City prior to his PhD studies. Bob holds Life Membership Status in the American Psychological Association.
"Life is short, and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind."
Bob began his out-patient psychotherapy practice in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1980, co-creating the Rocky Mountain Marriage and Family Center (now the Rocky Mountain Center for Individuals, Couples, and Families) with Dr. Barbara Fisher in 1986. (Go to www.rockymountaincenter.com).
Over the past 35 years, Bob has counseled thousands of individual adults, adolescents, couples and families as well as provided training and supervision to many therapists. Bob has significant experience and training in systemic therapy as it applies to couples and families, and applies his in-depth training as an IFS therapist (Internal Family System Therapy) in his work with individual clients. Bob positively encourages his clients as they navigate the natural transitions of the life cycle as well as the crises that come upon them. His interest and training of late focus on second half of life transitions and issues, supporting clients as they embrace the changes, challenges, and freedoms that come as they enter their 50's, 60's and beyond.
Specific clinical issues of interest and expertise in Bob's practice include life transitions, couple conflict, grief and loss, depression, bi-polar spectrum disorders, extended family and intergenerational family conflict, post-traumatic stress disorder, de-cluttering the mind and heart of what it no longer needs to carry, spiritual issues, conscious eldering, and death and dying.