Hi I’m Rob! I help depressed anxious teens develop coping skills to go from isolated and self-critical to connected and confident.

 

I do my best work with teens who are anxious, depressed, and insecure and stuck in a negative thought cycle.  I help teens learn healthy thought patterns  and how to manage their feelings-not avoid them. 

My  Approach


As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience in Family Systems Therapy I believe that family systems is a vital part of working with teens. 

I utilize a Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused approach to assist teens and families in learning effective new coping strategies so they can self-regulate their emotions and improve communication and relationship skills. 

In my full-time position, I lead a Teen Intensive Out Patient Program, at a local hospital. This uniquely qualifies me to support the teens with self-destructive, impulsive behaviors and their families. I’ve seen first hand what can happen when teens experience distress without having the coping strategies to manage their emotions in the moment.

I have over 20 years of experience helping teens and their families heal, develop coping skills, and learn to fully connect…Because teenagers want to listen and share with their parents when there are strong bonds in place-not just strict rules!

Areas of Specialty:


  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Anxiety/Depression/Anger Management

Specialty Certifications/Background


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker CT
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Adolescent Group Therapy
  • Over 20 years experience with teenagers and families in clinical settings