I earned my Masters in Counseling Psychology with Marriage and Family Therapy emphasis from the University of San Francisco in 2003. From there I underwent 3000 supervised hours on my way to becoming licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the State of California. While earning my hours toward licenture I also worked in private and public school settings, co-facilitating anger management groups, a methadone clinic, and counseling victims of crime.
I believe education and personal growth are important. To this end, I returned to graduate school in 2005, going on to earn my Ph.D. in Arts and Sciences from Union Institute & University in June, 2010.
Blending psychology and sociology with disability awareness, I specialized in the Culture of The Visually Impaired. My dissertation focused on the experience of employment and unemployment of people with visual disabilities.
My work with teens may focus on resolving issues related to trauma,
abuse, anger, anxiety, sadness, socialization, communication and
coping. As with my work with couples may focus on stress reduction,
parenting issues, resolving conflicts, improving communication and lost
trust. Individual therapy may focus on areas such as excessive worry, grief
and loss, managing anger, trauma, abuse, sexuality, gender, life
transitions and quality of life challenges related to disability.
Anxiety and depression
Grief and loss
Trauma and PTSD
Managing disability/chronic illness
Internet addiction, including cyberbullying, cybersex, and online/video games
E-mails and e-faxes are not encrypted. Upon password negotiation, documents can be password protected. Nevertheless, keep in mind that it is always a possibility that e-faxes, text and e-mail can be sent erroneously to the wrong address and computers.
If you communicate confidential or private information via unencrypted e-mail, texts or e-fax or via phone messages, I will assume that you have made an informed decision, view it as your agreement to take the risk that such communication may be intercepted, and I will honor your desire to communicate matters via the above technologies selected.
Please notify me ( Dr. Robert Pellerin) if you decide to avoid or limit, in any way, the use of e-mail, texts, cell phone calls, phone messages, or e-faxes.