Bob Fine is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor specializing in couples, family and individual therapy, and maintains a private practice in Plano, TX and Flower Mound, TX.
With over 20 years experience as a therapist, and as a Doctoral Student in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Woman's University in Denton,TX, he has gained education and experience that has allowed him the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. He has provided therapy and supervision at a psychiatric hospital, a battered women's shelter, a non-profit agency providing therapy and services to victims and low income clients, and has provided therapy to residents and supervision to therapists at a homeless shelter. He has worked in diverse capacities including as an inpatient unit therapist, working with batterers and victims of domestic violence and as a home study evaluator for county courts. He has also served as a clinical director, a clinical supervisor, an interim executive director of non-profit agencies, an adjunct professor at a community college and he has supervised LPC Interns working on state licensure requirments. Bob is currently providing services as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Some of his areas of expertise are working with couples, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, family violence, substance abuse and he continues to provide supervision to LPC-Interns.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Bob has presented at State and local conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of Intimate Partner Violence, Children in Violent Families, Homelessness, Couples Therapy Modalities and other topics. He has co-authored a journal article on the medicalization of sex therapy and has provided many in-service trainings on topics that help individuals, volunteers and employees expand their knowledge and expertise.
Bob is an interactive, Systemic therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support, give practical feedback and challenge faulty belief systems to help clients effectively address personal life problems and to help make relationships the best they can be. He integrates innovative and effective methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client or couple. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual or couple to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Relationships can be difficult and require partners to constanly work hard to address evolving dynamics. Bob works with couples to improve their communications and address resentments that subvert opportunities for successfull interactions and satisfying relationships. Many couples, families and individuals have worked with Bob and have enjoyed the benefits of regenerated relationships and lives.*
Education and Certifications
Bob earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, LA. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate completing dissertation requirements to earn a Doctorate in Family Therapy at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX. He is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and is a certified Hypnotherapist. He has served as an Expert Witness on Domestic Violence at the Collin County Courts.
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Texas Counseling Associatione
Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Jim offers a variety of therapeutic techniques. He has trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma, complex trauma, and PTSD. He has trained in Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique. Over the last year has specialized in Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Abuse Syndrome and Parental Alienation. Jim is also a certified Danger Assessor for domestic violence.
Ben Salicco, LPC
Figuring out what is true and real about oneself can be one of the most difficult aspects of sitting at the adult table. For many people, a continual identity crisis persists that disrupts their ability to function at work, in relationships and as a parent. Sifting through false notions of who we are is a difficult task due to hardwired beliefs about ourselves that formed throughout life. Ben is skillful at assisting with the difficult process of helping end the relentless search for one’s self.
LPC Interns supervised by Bob Fine:
I have always held the belief that people are a work in progress. Everybody comes with their own story, their own point of view, and their own challenges. No two people are exactly alike. Everybody discovers the world through their own experiences, which helps them to develop their own perspective. Though we are not able to change our past experiences, we can change the lens through which we see them. We can also change our reactions to new experiences. I work with older children, teens, adults who are encountering difficulties with anxiety or depression, and who are experiencing problems with self-esteem, with relationships, or with becoming their authentic selves. I also help individuals on the autism spectrum so that they can express their unique personalities and talents, develop coping skills to manage stress, develop life skills to help them thrive independently, and to learn social and communication techniques to assist them in their relationships.
*Please note: Therapists at Fine Marriage & Family Therapy are Independent Private Practitioners, the LPC-Interns are licenced by state of Texas and are registered as Interns under the Superevision of Bob Fine, LPC Supervisor