Hello, thank you for visiting!
If you’re here it’s likely because you find yourself struggling. Perhaps you’re in the midst of a transition in your life - a new job, a new city, graduating college, the end of a relationship, or the loss of a loved one. You’re not sure how to navigate the situation and the feelings associated with it are intense. You may yearn for fulfillment and sense that you need to change but aren't sure how.
Maybe you’re like the estimated 21 million U.S. adults living with depression. You can’t find any motivation. You're staying in more. You’re crying for seemingly no reason. Maybe you’re like the estimated 42.5 million U.S. adults who live with anxiety. You can’t find rest. Your thoughts race and you feel on edge all the time. You feel tense and you don’t feel safe and all of this makes it difficult to be around people.
Or maybe you just don’t feel like yourself and can't explain it. Whether you're new to therapy or have been through several courses in the past it is my hope that our work together will offer you new perceptions that can be used for change and help you feel more comfortable with you.
I have found meaning in working with adult individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their relationships (family, friends, romantic partners, co-workers, etc.) and/or challenges in adjusting to life transitions. I have had success in helping people work through their anxiety and depressive symptoms. I also enjoy working with emerging adults who might be struggling to adjust to newfound responsibilities, independence, and life decisions. In our work together we will not only navigate immediate challenges but also find new insights and a deeper self-awareness that will help you develop a healthier relationship with yourself and others.
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. Since earning my Master's degree from Eastern University in 2014, I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, community behavioral health centers, and a group practice. In these settings I have worked with adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, anger, grief, and the impact of psychological trauma.
How I Approach Therapy
The foundation for my work is simply the belief that all of us were built for relationships. As a result, the relationship between therapist and person-in-therapy is the vehicle for change. You will find that my work includes a Client-Centered approach to building therapeutic rapport and incorporates several different models for change. I often draw from Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and most prominently from a Psychodynamic approach.
What You Can Expect
Providing a warm, non-judgmental space in which people feel secure is most important to me. In that space my desire is to first and foremost listen and provide assurance that you are heard. I am here to be a witness to you and your story. As much as I can, I want to hold up a mirror and reflect what I am seeing and hearing. All in an effort to offer you insight and self-awareness that can be used for change.
Services and Payment
All of the above happens through individual counseling sessions. Currently all sessions are conducted virtually.
Cash price per session is $140
Aetna, Highmark, Optum, Quest, and UnitedHealthcare.
“Robert is a kind, empathetic, and active listener and asks excellent questions. He has a knack for summarizing what I'm struggling to say in a concise way. Over the last five years we have covered a wide variety of topics that have come up in my life (past and present) and worked through them all. Very grateful for him and would highly recommend him to anyone.” - Age 29
“I'm so grateful to Robert. We've spent a few years working together, and he's successfully given me a variety of skills and tools to manage the stressors in my life. I'm in a much better place mentally and emotionally thanks to his patience, kindness, and insightful feedback--and he's unafraid to pick out points and perspectives that perhaps I haven't thought of. Thank you Robert! I appreciate our time together.” - Age 37