About Robert Markovic, LCSW
In recent years, I have found the theories and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to be a welcome addition to my toolbox. CBT is a short-term, solutions-oriented form of therapy that emphasizes the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. There is empirical evidence that CBT is effective for a variety of problems, including mood disorders, anxiety, personality disorders, and eating and substance abuse disorders. I employ Inquiry Based Stress Reduction or “The Work of Byron Katie.” – a form of CBT in my practice on a daily basis.
I am also a long-term practitioner of meditation (for over 30 years) and have participated in numerous silent retreats, courses, and workshops. Sharing my knowledge as a meditator has been especially rewarding to me and beneficial to my clients.
I have seen that during the COVID pandemic teletherapy has become a life blood for many people, wherever they may live. I am committed to doing teletherapy now and in the future given the tremendous need that exists in the community and the fact that it is presently covered by most insurance companies.
The fact is that some clients are unable to physically or emotionally attend sessions in person, and anxieties around driving can be eliminated by teletherapy. If you are interested in connecting with me online or via the phone, please check your insurance company to make sure that this is a covered service.
“Robby’s style is relaxed and pragmatic, with a good balance of taking things seriously but reminding us not to take things too seriously. He is good at helping us to see the absurd without really pointing his finger at it. My partner and I have been going back every year for a few ‘tune up’ sessions, and we love going back because somehow he helps us deal with tough issues but we just can’t stop laughing throughout the session.”