Hello, my name is Robert (RL) Turner, and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (#75722) in Texas since 2016. I sincerely appreciate that you have taken the time to consider giving me the opportunity to be a help to you or your loved ones.
I am a skilled and experienced professional counselor, holding a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. My pursuit of education in the fields of professional counseling and psychology was sparked by my passion for helping people, which was honed during my 22 years career in the United States Navy.
During my military service, I had the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge about the world and the people in it. Through my interactions with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, I developed a deep understanding and empathy for others.
This foundation of compassion, combined with my formal education, has allowed me to provide my clients with a genuinely authentic space based on clinically tested and proven methods, as well as common-sense approaches.
As a professional counselor, I strongly believe that counseling is a collaborative process between the therapist and client. It is through this collaboration, that healing and change can take place. My ultimate goal is to help my clients empower themselves to be the best version of themselves and to live a meaningful and enjoyable life.
The focus of my clinical work is on trauma and trauma-related struggles such as PTSD, depression, anxiety dissociative disorders and obsessive behaviors. I am a certified practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy by the EMDR International Association.
EMDR is a highly effective, evidence-based therapy that helps clients process traumatic experiences and alleviate associated symptoms. I am also trained in and have knowledge of other Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioral therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based CBT and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS).
Using EMDR primarily, I help my clients break free from ineffective behavior patterns that prevent them from living their best lives. My approach to therapy is holistic and client-centered, meaning that I tailor my interventions to each client’s unique needs and goals. I firmly believe that every individual has the potential for growth and healing, and it is my privilege to facilitate that process.
In summary, I am a skilled and compassionate counselor with extensive experience in trauma-focused therapies. My passion for helping people, combined with my education and experience, allows me to provide my clients with the tools and support they need to overcome their struggles and achieve their goals. I am dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and collaborative therapeutic environment where my clients can flourish and live their best lives.