Rob  Walls

Rob Walls

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
New York Accepting Online
Updated August 31, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attachment issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues

Professional statement

A lifelong search for meaning, connection and understanding has guided Rob throughout his academic pursuits, his first career in cooking and restaurant ownership, and his current work as a therapist. An innate attraction to topics like existential confusion, human relationships, and spirituality led Rob to major in theology at Georgetown University (with unofficial minors in frisbee-throwing and iPod DJing). Working in some wonderfully inventive and soulful kitchens in the city after graduation, long before he’d ever heard the term “mindfulness,” Rob was drawn to the sense of presence and direct engagement involved in both cooking and eating.

As meaningful and fulfilling as restaurant work was, it eventually became clear that it wasn’t the sort of work that Rob felt he could sustain indefinitely. He decided to pursue a master’s degree in social work at Fordham University to honor his calling to engage in work that involved connection and nourishment, as well as demanding of himself a commitment to lifelong learning and reflection.

Rob considers each therapeutic relationship to be a unique and collaborative experience. I make a point of allowing the work to unfold free of any preconceived notions, and utilize techniques from the theoretical traditions of psychodynamic, somatic, and attachment-oriented therapies.

Currently all sessions are being held remotely, though Rob eagerly awaits the day when in-person sessions can resume again.


Message to clients

When you're feeling overwhelmed, whether by sadness, workload, anger, or something else, it’s easy to feel cut off from the world, your loved ones, and even from yourself. Working with the right therapist can help you develop a healthy relationship with yourself, and to regain a feeling of connection, joy, and engagement with the world around you.

The honest truth is that life ain't easy. We've all been knocked around our fair share by family, lovers, strangers, circumstances, substances, finances, work, our bodies, our minds... the list could go on and on. It'll never be as easy as we might wish it could be. But that doesn't mean that we can't work towards a greater sense of ease and comfort as we go about the sometimes messy business of simply being alive.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stepfamily/Blended Family Issues - Issues regarding stepfamilies and blended families




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Rob Walls is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (45min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am-6pm
  • Tue 8am-6pm
  • Wed 8am-6pm
  • Thu 8am-6pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

New York City Counseling, LMSW, 2020 - Present
William Alanson White Institute, intern, 2019 - 2020

Georgetown University, BA, 2003


Languages

English