Robert GerlPsychologist, LPC, LMFT, LMSW

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I have always been a people person. I have appreciated teachers, counselors, coaches who have guided and helped me. I wanted to emulate these professionals. I have been attracted to analytical work and have found using these skills help me working with individuals, couples, and families

What does a first session with you look like?

My initial session is an opportunity for me to get to know the individual and for the individual to get to know me. I spend time getting to know the individual's family of origin, current struggles and what the individual would like to see improve in life. I am a good listener, I ask clarifying questions, I also am transparent and honest if there is something I do not think I can handle.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

A particular theme I have noticed is how the covid 19 virus has changed social interactions. Also, how technology and social media interfere with social dynamics, trust, interpersonal relationships. These are very difficult habits to change given the nature of social dynamics today.




Relationship Issues

Neuropsychological testing


General Expertise



Relationship Issues


Borderline Personality Disorder


Attachment issues

Bipolar disorder



First Session


Family Therapy


Couples Therapy


Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Family Systems Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Marriage and Family Therapy

Training / Certifications

ABSNP, School Neuropsychology

Board Certified Professional Counselor

EMDR level 1 and level 2, Gottman Trained

special education supervisor and director


MI, Psychologist, 6301013084

MI, LPC, 6401000662

MI, LMFT, 4101005461

MI, LMSW, 6801058142


Ph.D. Psychology

D. Min., Pastoral theology, counseling

MA, psychology

Work History

I have worked in the following settings as a Psychologist: 1. Catholic family services Kalamazoo, Michigan 9 years 2. Allegan Areas Educational Services agency, School Psychologist, 12 years 3. Desert Streams Christian Counseling, 12 years 4. Branch County ISD, Special education supervisor, 5 years 5. Life Journey Psychological Services, 1 year 6. Family Therapy and Development Centers, 1 years I have provided individual, couples, family therapy, I have provided psychological and neuropsychological assessments.


Remote Therapy - serving the greater Michigan area, Kalamazoo, 49008, MI