Hello, my name is Robert (RL) Turner, and I am a Licensed Professional Counseling #75722 in Private Practice in Cedar Park, Texas. 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 hold 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.
Prior to pursuing my education in professional counseling and psychology, I was on active duty in the United States Navy for 22 years where I gained a wealth of knowledge about the world and the people in it. As a professional counselor, I combine my formal education with a lot of life experience to provide my clients a genuine transformative environment based on both clinically tested and proven methods and common-sense approaches. I believe counseling is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client, and it is through this collaboration that healing, and change can take place.
The focus of my practice is trauma and trauma related struggles. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.
I am also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or (ACT) which I use in conjunction with EMDR therapy. ACT is a form of therapy that is based on Psychological Flexibility and a persons individual Values.
Using these two therapy methods, I strive to help my clients learn to break free from struggles and past experiences and overcome ineffective behavior patterns that bind and prevent them from living a meaningful and enjoyable life. The goal of my practice is to help you become the best version of yourself.