A lifelong search for meaning, connection and understanding has guided Rob throughout his academic pursuits, his first career in cooking and restaurant ownership, and his current work as a therapist. An innate attraction to topics like existential confusion, human relationships, and spirituality led Rob to major in theology at Georgetown University (with unofficial minors in frisbee-throwing and iPod DJing). Working in some wonderfully inventive and soulful kitchens in the city after graduation, long before he’d ever heard the term “mindfulness,” Rob was drawn to the sense of presence and direct engagement involved in both cooking and eating.
As meaningful and fulfilling as restaurant work was, it eventually became clear that it wasn’t the sort of work that Rob felt he could sustain indefinitely. He decided to pursue a master’s degree in social work at Fordham University to honor his calling to engage in work that involved connection and nourishment, as well as demanding of himself a commitment to lifelong learning and reflection.
Rob considers each therapeutic relationship to be a unique and collaborative experience. I make a point of allowing the work to unfold free of any preconceived notions, and utilize techniques from the theoretical traditions of psychodynamic, somatic, and attachment-oriented therapies.
Currently all sessions are being held remotely, though Rob eagerly awaits the day when in-person sessions can resume again.
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Issues regarding stepfamilies and blended families
Rob Walls is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 2 years
New York City Counseling, LMSW, 2020 - Present
William Alanson White Institute, intern, 2019 - 2020
Georgetown University, BA, 2003