Rob SchramRob Schram, MA, LLP

Limited Licensed Psychologist

"For many people, the decision to seek therapy can be frightening and an entirely new experience. I do my best to help my clients feel comfortable, safe, and to know they are in a place where they can be free to express themselves without judgment. Much of the progress made in therapy is a result of being allowed to openly share thoughts and feelings, exploring alternate ways of looking at a situation, and applying new behaviors. It's rewarding to share in celebrating successes as clients move forward in their journeys' to living more fulfilled and satisfying lives. In addition to my work with clients, I am the editor of CFPS News. With the input of the talented staff of CFPS, the articles provide valuable information that is relevant to our readers.

Outside of work I have many varied interests, travel being at the top of my list. Travel is not only a pleasurable experience but exposure to other cultures is a great way to enlighten, educate, and embrace diversity, which has helped me to become a more effective counselor. Some of my other interests include historic art and architecture. I enjoy being outdoors whether hiking in the woods or exploring a large city. Photography and gardening are two of my biggest passions. Even though it's not always easy to maintain, I also find exercise to be crucial in keeping a healthy balance and managing everyday life stresses."

Special Interests

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Adolescents, Life transitions, Family issues, Work and school stressors, Relationship issues, and Psychological testing/evaluation

Experience

• Therapit, Child & Family Psychological Services, April 2005-Present
• MSU/KCMS, Behavioral Pediatrics, Kalamazoo, Intern Fall 2001 - Spring 2002
• Youth Group Facilitator for Kalamazoo Gay & Lesbian Resource Center 1998 - 1999
• Lakeside Home For Boys & Girls, Intern 1998

Education

• M.A., Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University, 2002
• B.S., Psychology, Western Michigan University, 1999