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Robert A Pelosi, NCC, LCMHC, BCETS

Psychotherapy  -  Consultation  -  Training

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Managing life's challenges can be tough! Whether you're facing problems with your kids, your parents, a recovery from a trauma, or the challenges of a disability, life adjustment, or significant loss, there's help.

Robert Pelosi, NCC., BCETS, LCMHC is a psychotherapist and clinical consultant with over 25 years of experience in helping individuals and families to grow. Combining techniques from a wide array of psychological disciplines, Pelosi gently assists those he works with to become their best, offering a delicate combination of support and challenge, and the tools to meet those challenges. Our treatment is underscored by a deep belief that everyone wants to do his or her best. Kids in trouble want to do their best, but often can’t or don’t know how. Parents want to do their best, but struggle with multiple demands and extraordinary challenges. Occasionally, we all need a little help . . .

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Violence Risk Assessments

Schools and agencies face an increasing need to identify youths who may be at risk for episodes of interpersonal violence. In response to increasing requests for assessments of the violence potential of particular adolescents, Bob Pelosi has now made available a specific protocol. This protocol is appropriate for select individuals from the ages of 12 to 18 who have been identified by schools, courts and/or social service agencies as potentially at risk for a violent act.

The assessment includes an individual interview with the child, an interview with the parent(s) and/or significant parental figures, an interview with the child's teacher(s), the administration of three assessment tools, and a detailed writeup of the results. The

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About Bob

Robert A. Pelosi, NCC, LCMHC, BCETS is a clinician, writer and consultant. His clinical background extends over twenty-five years of work with kids and families with multiple disabilities. He specializes in intervention with children and families with traumatic stress, domestic violence, attachment disorders and special needs. Bob is a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (VT) and licensed in New York. He holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services, and a two-year post-Master’s Certification in Gestalt Therapy.

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No Broken Kidssm

Helping parents and care providers to build home behavioral environments that work . . .

Children and teens with multiple diagnoses , the ones who the system keeps sending back, saying "We've done all we can do" . . . this program is for these families. Families that have tried everything they know, and it's still not working . . . No Broken Kidssm is for you.

No Broken Kidssm is a very specialized training program for the parents and care providers of youths with severe behavioral disorders. Bob Pelosi, the founder of No Broken Kidssm is a therapist with many years experience in helping families to learn new ways to bring their child's behavior under control.