Robert Carter, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Florida
- M.A., Counseling, Western Carolina University
- B.A., English, University of North Carolina
License and Certification
- Licensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, No. 24106
Approach to Therapy and Professional Interests
Existential Humanistic approach to therapy
Personal Statement on Diversity and Social Justice
In my thirty years of employment at the Student Counseling Service, I have worked with people from different cultures, ethnicities, races, abilities sexual orientations and personal preferences. As a disabled white male, I constantly challenge myself to be more open, more available and more connected with everyone. I am learning to be vulnerable and am doing my best to own and acknowledge my mistakes and blind spots. I have come to realize that every person has a story that needs to be heard, validated and understood. I am humbled to have a job that gives me that opportunity.
Approach to Supervision
I am an existential humanist. I believe that human potential is unlocked when one accepts the truth of worthiness. Together the client and therapist create a safe and trusting environment where risk and vulnerability are used to untangle and disassemble the web of shame, revealing the truth of worthiness. As a supervisor, it is my honor to help the supervisee learn to use themselves to create a safe, trusting and authentic environment which gives their clients the space to debunk the untrue myths and stereotypes and hear the truth of worthiness that resides within all of us.
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