There are many stressors for young adults heading off to college: How will I find my classes? Will I like my roommate? How do I prevent the Freshman 15?
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Bob joined the Counseling and Human Relations Center in 1998 part-time. He became the full-time Clinical Coordinator in 2003, was the Associate Director and Director of Clinical Services from 2011 to 2015, and became the Director in 2015. He was an Adjunct Faculty member in the graduate Counselor Education (and School Psychology) department from 2002 to 2013, focusing in his teaching on such areas as Consultation, Counseling, Psychopathology, Crisis Intervention and Trauma. He also taught at PSU in 1982 as an Adjunct Lecturer in the graduate program in Health Education, and in 1997 in the undergraduate Department of Psychology. Bob has maintained a private practice for over 25 years, where he continues to work part-time. He previously held clinical and administrative positions in both inpatient psychiatric and community mental health settings in New Hampshire and Ohio.
Bob has a special interest in Humanistic/Existential, Relational, and Cognitive Therapy approaches to psychotherapy and counseling, as well as clinical supervision. In the context of a supportive therapeutic relationship, his approach is an evolving process, tailored to what the client needs, and it can include a variety of approaches, from self-exploration and discovery to diagnostic clarification to help in learning skills to cope more effectively. He continues to be awestruck by the power and resilience of the human spirit, and he finds much fulfillment in facilitating clients’ navigating their way through complex challenges of life and finding their own meaning and direction.
Bob enjoys hiking, boating, fishing, music, and spending valuable time with family and friends; he loves being outdoors, and he especially values New England’s lakes, mountains and coast.