Rob Taylor has been providing counseling in the Four State area for the past 30 years. He specializes in treating individuals experiencing anxiety, panic, depression and PTSD. He is a trained provider of EMDR which is a world-wide known counseling technique for helping individuals suffering trauma or the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
[read more]Rob has specialized training in counseling couples who are experiencing relationship distress. He strives to help couples continue to grow closer to one another through improved communication and intimacy, as well as helping couples to heal past wounds which are continuing to cause pain and distress. Rob provides premarital counseling to couples who are attempting to make decisions about long term commitments.
Rob has an extensive history of providing counseling to children and teens both in hospital settings and long-term residential treatment centers, as well as outpatient settings over the past three decades. Although Rob is not providing counseling for children at this time, his knowledge pertaining to mental health issues in children can be a wonderful resource for parents that are needing guidance. He also helps parents experiencing "empty nest" to successfully adjust to the new challenges of reconnecting more deeply to one another.
Rob has received specialized training in Nonviolent Crisis Prevention whereby he has helped many individuals learn ways to deescalate problematic situations. He has provided workshops and trainings to schools and to local communities. Rob has worked within local schools to help teachers implement Individualized Education Plans or 504 plans for students having specific needs.
Rob has a long history of working with doctors, nurses and other health professionals in providing a multidisciplinary treatment regimen for clients experiencing emotional distress. He sees many individuals experiencing stressful life adjustments such as divorce and blended family stressors, as well as clients who are adjusting to job or career changes or relocation to new communities.
Rob counsels many college students who are processing their future goals, including their career path or adjusting to their recent graduation from high school and who are joining the full-time workforce or making decisions about college or their college major. Rob is a former high school and college athlete and has talked with many athletes about the thrill of competition but also keeping the joy and fun in sports to prevent burnout.
Rob sees many clients suffering bereavement from the loss of a loved one. He has counseled many older adults who are experiencing depression or loneliness or who are making decisions about retirement. Rob has experience in counseling most any type of life situation and is often referred by local doctors in helping individuals suffering emotional distress. Rob is married and along with his wife has raised their three children into adulthood. He enjoys being outdoors, playing tennis, jogging, swimming, playing the guitar or piano and loves spending time with his family and friends.
Rob refers to himself as an "integrative counselor" whereby he believes that there are many different approaches to helping individuals, depending upon a persons needs. Rob believes in the importance of getting to know each individual and views every person as unique. He believes in establishing agreed upon goals for therapy and views the diagnostic process as important but that a diagnosis does not define a person. He strives to help individuals learn the art and science of getting to now their natural personality traits and strengths so as to best navigate life. Rob believes in a nonjudgmental and empathic approach to counseling and views all people as having valuable strengths and abilities.