Ray combines an uncommon wealth of experience with a refreshing style of engagement and understanding. With expertise in Family Systems Therapy, Childhood and Adolescent Issues, Pre-Marital and Marital Issues, Men’s Issues, and PTSD, Ray comes alongside people in their pain and walks with them on their journey to seek hope and healing.
Ray has over 15 years of professional counseling experience working with individuals, couples, and families. He has a heart for people struggling with the issues of everyday life, offering developmental and instructional interventions as well as encouragement in a caring, therapeutic relationship. Clients uniformly comment that Ray offers a steadying influence during a crisis and helps them make long term changes toward a healthier and more productive life.
Foundations Counseling is excited to recommend clients to work with Ray in several key areas: Family Relationships (couples/marital counseling, pre-marital counseling, sexuality issues, infertility concerns, parenting challenges, blended families, adoptive and foster parenting, multi-generational families, child and adolescent issues, violence or abusive patterns, addictions and co-dependency, divorce recovery, decision making for aging parents, and men's issues); Life Transitions (restoring meaning to life, career changes, death and grieving, spiritual/religious issues, male and female role issues, and vocational choices); and Mental Health Counseling / Health and Wellness (stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, weight issues, eating disorders, sleep disorders, trauma and abuse recovery, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse, and substance abuse).
Dr. Robinson holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Lincoln Christian College. He earned his Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Graduate Theological Foundation. His passion and expertise as well as life experience as a husband and father have developed within him a heart for people who are hurting.
Ray has experience and training in helping people deal with traumatic experiences and the many manifestations of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has worked with many military families to help them find peace in their lives. He is a Level II EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapeutic intervention that helps individuals to process traumatic experiences. He also utilizes TFT (Thought Field Therapy), Art Therapy, and Play Therapy to help process trauma.
Specialized training and certifications Ray has achieved include Master Family Therapist IV, Taylor Johnson Temperament Analysis, Prepare and Enrich 2000, Meyer’s Briggs Temperament Indicator, American Association of Christian Counselors Regional and World Conferences, EMDR Level II Therapist, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Marital Therapy: A Research-Based Approach through the Gottman Institute.
Ray has been married to his wife Karen since 1977 and they have 5 adult children who live in various parts of the country. In the past, Ray and Karen have worked with couples through what they call “The Heart of Marriage”, a weekend seminar that encourages couples to focus on one another and strengthen their relationship so they can weather the storms of life. He enjoys the outdoors, backpacking, rock climbing, rappelling, white water rafting, and fishing.
Professional affiliations include:
American Counselors Association (ACA)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association
American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
National Registry for Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)