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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Robert Grabowski, LCSW
Robert got his master’s degree in 1984 from NYU. Since that time, He has worked in a number of mental health related facilities including Child Guidance Clinics, Outpatient Mental Health Clinics, On Site School Based Programs and Rikers Island Prison. He has also served as a clinic director for a number of outpatient mental health programs. For over 17 years, He has worked at a clinic in the Rockaways primarily with gang members from the community and those returning from incarceration. By working with multiple diverse communities, Robert was able to advance his training in bereavement counseling and trauma.
He has experience working with all age groups from 6 through the elderly years. He enjoys play therapy with children particularly while utilizing hand puppets. He also feels comfortable with couples counseling as well as bereavement counseling. Robert has spent a great deal of time with young adults who were transitioning from family life to more independence. He is skilled in working with the teenage population, especially the male teenage population. His therapeutic style in working with adults and young adults comes primarily from a Family Systems perspective combined with a Psychodynamic Perspective. This style of therapy is introspective in nature and primarily involves the use of reflective listening combined with motivational interviewing. At times, He also may incorporate certain aspects of CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) or DBT (Dialectic Behavioral Therapy) with clients.
His goal in treating clients is to help them to find the strengths that they have within them to push aside their stumbling blocks and hurdles and return to their life path with new found freedom for a rewarding future.
Types Of Therapy
Family systems, also incorporates some CBT and DBT such as meditation, grounding technique
Accepting New Patients
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