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BOB NEWMAN, LCSW

Bob Newman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a calming, concerned and supportive manner. Mr Newman earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University in 1977. After working in private psychiatric hospitals, he returned to academia and earned his Master of Social Work at Norfolk State University in 1986. In 1989, he received his LCSW. Mr. Newman has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient, residential and outpatient settings for over 30 years.  His common sense approach is most helpful in assisting families with structuring and managing the lives of their children and adolescents.

He also works with adults, dealing with depression, anxiety and ADHD.  Mr. Newman brings a unique perspective to his practice of clinical social work.  He relates to clients respectfully, directly, honestly and without the use of jargon. Mr. Newman utilizes a therapeutic orientation derived from the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution oriented therapy and structural/strategic family therapies.  He is also trained in EMDR, an innovative technique that assists clients in overcoming the effects of life trauma – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition, Mr. Newman employs a collaborative approach with his clients, which focuses on problem solving, developing coping skills and improving everyday functioning that serves clients well with practical resolution skills throughout their lives. In addition to his private practice of clinical social work, Mr. Newman has also served as the Director of Social Work at Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center and the Director of Clinical Services at The Kempsville Center for Children and Adolescents.