Feb 10, 2017
Welcome to episode 71 of the Therapy Chat Podcast with host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C. This week’s guest features Robert Cox, NCC. Robert is a therapist in Missouri near Kansas City who specializes in trauma, addictions, and autism. Trauma and addictions almost always go hand in hand. He specializes in walking with his patients through those rough patches. He uses therapy and mindfulness to work towards overcoming the past, repairing damaged relationships and moving into the future with a new ability to set boundaries and hold healthy relationships.
As Robert says in his own words:
“It has occurred to me that some of my future clients might wonder who they are hiring to help them through some very rough patches and trusting to walk with them on some vulnerable journeys. I understand that because I have been many of the places my clients have been and will go. I have my own history of addiction. In 1988 I used for the last time and I have been clean since. I know what it is to struggle with trauma, anxiety and craving. I know what it is to feel so raw all the time that all you want is for things to stop hurting and to be willing to do anything to escape that. I know what it is to feel you have disappointed and hurt everyone around you but not know how to stop. Those experiences have deepened my ability to help my clients know that I feel what they feel…. that I have known what they know.”
In the episode, Robert talks about his background, how trauma & autism are related and how he became involved with mindfulness. Robert also has two podcasts of his own “Listening to Autism” and “Mindful Recovery” which you can check out from the links below.
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