About the Practice

Introduction To Dr. Kammen -

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My Practice Values and Beliefs

 

 








My practice centers around helping couples, families and individuals of all ages. Often, the people that I see in my practice are reacting to life changes and stresses, including couple and family interactions and conflicts, life changes and transitions, relationship issues, health concerns,work stress, anxiety, and depression. I strongly believe that each person is trying to do their best to meet what are often complex and competing needs and expectations.


I strive to fit my clinical skills and
approaches to each individual, couple, and family. Our first few meetings focus on an evaluation of your needs, expectations, and comfort level. From the evaluation, we will jointly develop a psychotherapy treatment plan and work together to achieve the established goals. The treatment depends upon your active participation both in and out of our sessions.



Please feel free to explore my site for further information. I look forward to the opportunity for us to work together in collaboration towards reaching your goals

Sincerely,

Robert H. Kammen, Psy., D.

I view my role in this collaborative treatment process as providing everyone who enters my office with the utmost respect. My goal is that together we develop an understanding of your unique experiences, values, beliefs, expectations, and strengths. My approach is targeted at building upon each person’s skills and capabilities to help them use their inner resources to meet their personal goals.
I have been in clinical practice for over twenty years. My experience has taught me that a strong professional relationship is the most important component to successful therapy.

Background & Education - Learn about the doctors training and educational background.

I have always enjoyed observing and learning from the ways that children relate with their world. From working with children in recreation programs in high school, to working with children in a private elementary school in college, I met a number of children from all walks of life, who were struggling and felt lost. I went on to Stockton State College in New Jersey and majored in psychology in order to learn more about how to help these children. I graduated in 1979, and went on for a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work at the State University of New York at Albany. It is at SUNY Albany where I made the discovery that children come with parents, and that in order to be most effective in helping children, it is vital to include the most important members of the child's world, their parents. I was introduced to the complexities and pressures within couples, families, and the worlds in which we all live. My interests broadened to interactions within couples and families and interactions between people and the complex worlds that make up their lives.

Upon completing my Master's Degree in 1982, I worked for three years providing outpatient psychotherapy to families, couples and individuals at Family Service Association of Atlantic County. While there, I had the privilege of receiving specialized training in Family and Marital Therapy from the renowned Philadelphia Child Guidance Center. This experience drew me to pursuing my Doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and I graduated with my Doctorate in Psychology in 1989 with further specialization in Family, Marital, and Child Therapy.

I joined a group psychology practice in Binghamton, NY where the senior partner was an adjunct professor of Family and Systems Therapy in the Doctoral Psychology Program at the State University of New York at Binghamton. In addition to my clinical work, I participated in regular seminars developed for the members of the practice.

I moved to the Wyoming Valley in 1991 to take a position as member of the Geisinger Medical Group in the Behavioral Medicine Department. I provided outpatient therapy to individual, couples and families within a large medical practice site that is now appropriately named the Kistler Clinic. I also provided consultations to medical patients at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. I was a professional member of the Diabetes Treatment Team, and I also consulted regularly to the rehabilitation unit based at the GWV Medical Center. From 1998 to January of 2000, in addition to my clinical work, I served as the Director of the Behavior Medicine Department serving Geisinger's Northeastern Region. Upon leaving Geisinger, I entered into private in Kingston Pa.

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