Robert Stohr brings with him a wealth of talent and experience in individual, couple, and group counseling—including his expertise in finding and developing a good relationship, along with intensive grief work. In addition, Robert has worked with depression, anxiety, dealing with the loss from a suicide, suicide prevention and crisis intervention.
Born and raised in small-town Minnesota, Stohr left the harsh winters of Minnesota to move to sunny California after earning his degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota. A psychotherapist for more than 20 years, Mr. Stohr has reached patients as host of a call-in radio show, his volunteer work with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, as a leader of couples and business communications seminars, and through his own private practice.
Most recently before his appointment as Executive Director at U.S.VETS, Mr. Stohr acted as Division Director for the Suicide Prevention Center at Didi Hirsch. There he managed the operation of The Suicide Prevention hotline that covered an area of over 17 million people and took over 70,000 calls a year. He also supervised education, outreach, and training, and served as the Advisor with a community of Loss Survivors within the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.
While at Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center, Mr. Stohr worked with people who suffered from traumatic grief, from a sudden loss, such as suicide. He has also presented at national conferences on a manual that he co-authored about working with suicide attempt survivors.
Surprisingly perhaps, given the already-lengthy list of career highlights on his resume, Mr. Stohr’s work has also extended into such diverse fields as restaurant management, aerospace career development, and building a Mortgage Business. He states that his work history has provided him with a greater understanding of corporate America, job search skills, career development, and working on stress associated with career burnout.
Mr. Stohr holds a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from California State University, and is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist. In his spare time, he is working on completing his second book on relationships. He also likes to swim, cycle, hike, and travel.
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