Dr. Ray Robinson combines an uncommon wealth of experience with a refreshing style of engagement and understanding. With expertise in family systems therapy, childhood and adolescent issues, premarital and marital issues, men’s issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Ray enjoys walking alongside his clients on their journey to seek hope and healing.
Ray has more than 15 years of professional counseling experience working with individuals, couples, and families. He has a heart for people struggling with the issues of everyday life, offering developmental and instructional interventions as well as encouragement in a caring, therapeutic relationship. Clients uniformly comment that Ray offers a steadying influence during a crisis and helps them make long-term changes toward a healthier and more productive life.
At Foundations Counseling, Ray Robinson works with clients who seek therapy in several key areas:
- Family Relationships – addictions and codependency, adoptive and foster parenting, blended families, child and adolescent issues, couples and marital counseling, decision-making for aging parents, divorce recovery, infertility concerns, men's issues, multigenerational families, parenting challenges, pre-marital counseling, sexual issues, violence or abusive patterns
- Life Transitions – career counseling, grief and loss, male and female role issues, restoring meaning to life, spiritual and religious issues
- Mental Health Counseling / Health and Wellness – anger management, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, drug and alcohol abuse and addiction recovery, eating disorders, obesity and weight loss, PTSD, sleep disorders, stress, trauma and abuse recovery
Ray earned his Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Graduate Theological Foundation and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Lincoln Christian College. He has experience and training in helping people deal with traumatic experiences and the numerous manifestations of PTSD, and has helped many military families find peace in their lives. Ray is a Level II Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and utilizes thought field therapy (TFT), art therapy, and play therapy to help his clients process and recover from traumatic experiences.
Specialized training and certifications Ray has achieved include Master Family Therapist IV, Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis, Prepare and Enrich 2000, Meyer’s Briggs Temperament Indicator, American Association of Christian Counselors Regional and World Conferences, EMDR Level II Therapist, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Marital Therapy: A Research-Based Approach through the Gottman Institute.
Ray has been married to his wife Karen since 1977, and they have five adult children who live in various parts of the country. In the past, Ray and Karen have worked with couples through what they call “The Heart of Marriage,” a weekend seminar that encourages couples to focus on one another and strengthen their relationship so they can weather the storms of life.