Timothy D. Roberts is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy to all ages, and maintains a private practice in Tyler, TX.
With over 20 years experience and as a graduate of Amberton University, he is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of expertise in group and individual therapy catered to the needs of the client and the East Texas community.
In addition to being a prominent Individual and group therapist, Timothy D. Roberts has presented at National conferences, featured a local mental health television news segment, has taught as an adjunct university professor and special speaker at universities and general audiences throughout the United States.
Timothy D. Roberts is an interactive, cognitive behavioral therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates a hybrid of complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works eclectically with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Elmhurst High School – Fort Wayne, IN
1977 – 1981: Lettered in Track, Cross-Country and Wrestling and Band. Established city and school record times for the1 mile, 880, 2.5 mile individual races as well as the 220 and the 440 and 1 mile relay races. Drummer in the school jazz band. Drummer in the school marching band. Honor Roll.
Evangel College – Springfield, Mo 1982 – 1987
B.A. Biblical Studies, B.A. Psychology, Minor in Philosophy
§ Was given several scholarships to represent and recruit for the College in a Public Relations music group called COVENANT throughout the school years and summers of 1984-1987.
§ Served on the Student Violations Committee
§ K3N Chaplain
§ Winner of the 1986 and 1987 Evangel College 10K run.
Amberton University – Garland, TX 2000 – 2003
M.A. Counseling (3.69 GPA)
Argosy University - Dallas, TX 2010-2015
Ed.D. Doctorate Counseling Psychology
Relevant Work Experience
Life for Youth Ranch, Vero Beach, FL - Summers of 1982,1983,1995,1999
Camp Counselor, Music Leader, Life guard, Biblical Studies Teacher, Children’s Minister, Sailing and Canoeing Instructor, Coordinator/Facilitator of “Rap Attack” (which was a one hour group session conducted 5 times a day where kids could talk about their problems).
Covenant Ministries Inc., Springfield, MO 1984 – 1990
Traveled full-time in a contemporary Christian music group. Drummer/Percussionist, Singer, Writer, Arranger, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Booking & Management.
Family Worship Center, Springfield, MO 1990 – 1993
Assistant pastor, Singles Pastor, Worship Leader
Springfield Community Hospital, Springfield, MO 1990-1993
Evaluation, Assessment and Documentation of Adult, Geriatric, Adolescent and Children in a closed psychiatric stabilization facility for patients who were at high risk or in need of medication change, evaluation and/or monitoring. Job requirements included: Conducting daily group sessions, individual counseling, intake evaluations, daily clinical observation, charting, and facilitation of various treatment modalities as prescribed. Certified in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and CPR.
Felton/Roberts Creative Services, Springfield, MO 1992 – 1993
Entrepreneur of an advertising business which created Jingles and Various Public Relations Ideas & Multi-Media Advertisements and Presentations for private and public corporations and institutions as well as public service and political campaigns. Beauty Pageant Producer & Performer, Sound Engineer, Various Local Theatre Performing, Studio Session Musician & Fill-in Musician in Branson MO and Eureka Springs for many of the variety shows.
Labove and Beyond, Fort Wayne, IN 1993 – 1995
Writer, Producer, Sound engineer for various jingles & multi-media advertisement campaigns for national and international companies. Wrote, edited & produced telephone on-hold programs & educational tapes for various medical & trucking companies among other associations, in-house vocalist & midi-music writer, arranger, producer and session drummer, as well as live performances. This company won The Entrepreneur of The Year Award in the State of Indiana in 1994.
Abundant Blessings, Okeechobee, FL 1995 – 1998
Assistant Pastor, Worship Leader, Children’s Minister, After-School Program Facilitator/Coordinator, Children’s Theatrical Play Coordinator and Production, Individual counseling.
Martha’s House, Okeechobee, FL 1995 – 1998
Coordinator/Facilitator of Men’s Domestic Violence Group, Coordinator/Facilitator of Teens against Teen Violence (TATV), Coordinator/Facilitator of Kids against Domestic Violence (KADV), as well as individual counseling. In charge of Public Relations, Community Activities, Fund Raising.
Fijian RV Park, Okeechobee, FL: 1997 – 1998
Okeechobee Healthcare Facility, Okeechobee FL: 1996 - 1998
Social work, Chaplain & Counselor for all patients and staff, In-service for new employees, Community Service Representative, Chaplain for the City Council, Served as an active and founding member in the Okeechobee Gang Task Force, Worship Leader for Promise Keepers, Represented Service Masters Inc. Chaplaincy Program for the area, Fund Raising.
Director of the Ministerial Association, Okeechobee FL: 1996 -1998
Organized and Chaired monthly ministerial meetings with all of the local church ministers, fund raising.
Silverleaf Resorts, Flint, TX: 1998 – 2003
Resort Sales and Sales Manager. Top Sales for the company for 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. Other responsibilities included hiring, firing and new employee orientation and training.
The Offices of Wade E. French Ed.D and Associates, Tyler, TX: 2003- 09/01/2007
Services included but were not limited to the following: Licensed Professional Counselor, SMART Recovery Administrator/Instructor, DSHS Certified DWI Intervention Administrator/Instructor, DSHS Certified Texas Drug Offender Education Program Administrator/Instructor, Theft Intervention Group Administrator/Instructor, Individual Counseling, Couples Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Anger Management, Domestic Violence Counseling, Life Coaching, Theft Counseling, Drug and Alcohol Counseling, Children’s Counseling (Play and Puppet Therapy), Disability Determination, Expert Forensic Court Testimony, Psychiatric Assessment Protocols, Test Administration, Career Counseling, Forensic & Treatment Evaluation & Treatment Recommendation, Clinical Assessment & Report Writing, Intake Psycho-Social and Initial Evaluations. Weekly CBS Eye at Five Mental Health Correspondent, Direct Court Referral for Probation and Parole, Pre-trial Preparation for Attorney/Client, Parent Coordination, Etc…
University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) – 2007 – 2008.
Adjunct Professor in the Criminal Justice Department – lecturer for classes such as Probation Parole and Corrections, Interviewing Skills etc…
Timothy D. Roberts M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor – Private Practice – September 2007 – the present.
Services include, but are not limited to the following: Comprehensive Clinical Psychometric Assessments and Reports and Treatment Recommendations, Diagnosis, Professional Counseling for all ages, Group Counseling, Forensic Services, Court Expert Witness, Supervised Urinalysis, Public Speaking etc… (See the SERVICES PROVIDED section of this website for more detail).
Services Provided In Greater Detail In My Private Practice:
My practice is a relatively comprehensive practice; the services provided include, but are not limited to the following:
Mental Health Services Include but are not limited to:
§ Individual Counseling
§ Anger Management
§ Domestic Violence
§ Eating Disorders
§ Conduct Disorders
§ Impulse Control Disorders
§ Sex Offender Counseling
§ Sex Abuse Counseling
§ Sexual Dysfunction and Disorder Counseling
§ Sexual Risk Counseling
§ Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
§ Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
§ Assertiveness Training
§ Life Coaching
§ Adjustment Disorders
§ Drug & Alcohol Abuse and Dependency Disorders
§ Drug and Alcohol Aftercare
§ Non-Epileptic Seizure Therapy (NES)
§ Marriage and Family Counseling
§ Couples Counseling
§ Children’s Play Therapy
§ Parental Alienation Syndrome
§ Parenting Classes
§ Attachment Disorders
§ Learning Disorders
§ Adolescent Therapy
§ Theft Counseling
§ Premarital Counseling
§ Career Counseling
§ Stress Counseling
§ Supervised Visitation (With or without video documentation)
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND PROCEDURES:
Data for all of my evaluations are gathered through multiple clinical interviews conducted by this clinician only, and the results of the standardized assessment instruments considered valid and reliable for whatever type of evaluation this clinician has been requested to administer. Clinical opinions expressed are based on the diagnostic criteria found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders-TR-IV published by the American Psychiatric Association, 1994 (DSM-IV) and relevant clinical research data. Depending on the type of evaluation requested various instruments may be used for validity and reliability and will be weighed accordingly to this clinician’s empirical data as well via multiple clinical interviews with the client and other relevant family, friends, contacts, mental status examinations, other relevant documentation and an extensive evaluation of relevant history. Some Evaluations, such as child custody evaluations may include household visits (random and planned) as well as random and or planned urinalysis testing etc… All Assessments will include a written report upon request. All assessments can be used in the courts with the expectation of this clinician’s appearance in court upon request. All assessments will include recommendations for further evaluation (if deemed appropriate and treatment recommendations upon request.
Clinical Forensic Services Include But Are Not Limited Too:
§ Mental Health Status Evaluations
§ Child Custody Evaluations
§ Substance Use Disorders Evaluations
§ Anger Management/Domestic Violence Evaluations
§ Clinical Forensic Mental Health Evaluations
§ Sexual Preference Evaluations
§ Sexual Risk and Provocation Evaluations
§ Clinical Sex Offender Evaluations
§ Sentencing Mediation Evaluations
§ Pre-sentence evaluation and treatment
§ Supervised Child-Parent Visitation Evaluations
§ Expert Witness
Educational Services Provided At This Time Include, But Are Not Limited To:
§ Positive Living - Level 2 - Moderately Intensive Structured Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment Program. (Also known as the 13/26 Program).
§ Structured Anger Management/Domestic Violence Treatment Program
§ STD Education
§ Parenting Education Program
§ Career Assessment and Guidance Program
§ Theft Group
§ Theft Intervention Program (For more advanced theft offenders).
§ Positive Living Class (Open to the Public)
Community Mental Health Services (No Fee Charged)
Positive Living is a Behavioral Modification Group that utilizes a scientifically proven Cognitive Therapy Approach to help those who are dealing specifically with problems directly related to Drug and Alcohol abuse/dependence and related activities. This comprehensive behavioral management program has been endorsed by the courts, probation and parole as a valid alternative to 12 step approaches, or as a supplement or precursor to 12 step approaches.
Positive Living utilizes the principles of Choice Theory and Rational Behavior Therapy along with other Cognitive Behavioral approaches to assist individuals in developing productive and responsible behavioral strategies for overcoming self-defeating behaviors. This program is presented by this clinician only and is offered 7 convenient times per week. It consists of 26 lessons and is designed to be attended one to two times per week for approximately six months. Topics covered in this group will be as follows:
§ Abstinence and Sobriety
§ Denial – The unconscious EGO defense mechanism
§ Craving/Urges and the best ways to deal with them
§ Relapse Prevention etc…
Due to the nature of a Cognitive Behavioral Approach, Positive Living also addresses several other interpersonal and mental health issues that could trigger a relapse. These particular issues also make this unique group beneficial for just about anyone that may attend, as some of the other topics covered include, but are not limited to things we all could use some direction in, such as the following:
§ Anger Management/Domestic Violence
§ Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
§ Impulse Control
§ Relationship Problems/myths and common mistaken assumptions
§ Communication Skills
§ How to be a better parent
§ Understanding your children/teen
§ Getting along with family
§ A house run on responsibility as opposed to blame
§ The Five Rules of Rational Decision Making
§ The 80/20 Rule in Relationship Balance
§ The 30% Rule of Responsibility
§ Our 5 Basic Needs
§ The 3 Tier approach to changing out way of thinking (How to be proactive)
§ Just what is this thing called happiness?
§ Coping with difficult people
§ Conflict resolution
§ Emotions (How to identify why they are there and what they are asking you to do)
§ Psychosomatic problems
§ Co-dependency (Relationship addiction)
§ Cops and Robbers Thinking
§ Mental Rehearsing
§ The License – Understanding the irrational situational permission we give ourselves to do things we know are not in our best interest
§ Problems as opportunities to grow
§ How to become a better problem solver
At the end of each group a signed confirmation of attendance can be signed and documented by this specific clinician as proof of attendance, if needed. For more information with dates, times and weekly topics, see the Positive Living section of this web site:
If you should have any further inquiry into the types of counseling, groups, assessments and various services that I provide, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or simply call and ask me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Continued Education (CEU’s):
§ American Society for Addictive Medicine (ASAM) Review Course 21 CE’s.
§ SCARED STIFF – Fast Effective Treatment for Anxiety Disorders 13 CE’s.
§ Men’s Forum 5 Against Domestic Violence 13.5hrs.
§ Conducting Effective Mental Status and Risk Assessments 5.75 CE’s
§ Anger Management - Dealing with difficult behaviors 7.2 CE’s.
§ Affectionate Relationships and Healthy Sexuality 12 CE’s.
§ Insurance and EAP Training 12CE’s.
§ Theft Counseling 40 CE’s.
§ DSHS - Continued Drug and Alcohol Education 31.5 CE’s.
§ Anger Reframing 6 CE’s.
§ SMART Recovery Administrator/Instructor Training 16.5 CE’s.
§ Institute for The Advancement of Human Behavior 6 CE’s.
§ Neurosocial Disorders – Developing an Effective Treatment Plan 6 CE’s.
§ Cognitive Therapy for Patients with Personality Disorders 6 CE’s.
§ Child Custody Evaluations 10 CE’s.
§ Ethical Boundaries and Repressed Memories of Sexual Abuse 4 CE’s
§ Divorce and Helping Children through the Crisis of The Separation 6CE’s
§ Big Boys Don’t Cry – Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Shame and Depression 3CE’s.
Certifications and Affiliations:
§ Licensed Professional Counselor #60790
§ SMART Recovery Certified Administrator/Instructor
§ Certified Theft Intervention Counselor and Group Administrator/Instructor from the National Center for the Study of Theft Behaviors
§ Member of The American Counseling Association (ACA)
§ Member of The American Society for Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
§ Liability Insurance Provided by Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO)
§ Certified in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
§ Certified In CPR
§ Board Certified by the APA (BCPC) #10802