Roberto Rodriquez, M.A.

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Roberto Rodriquez, M.A., is a Licensed Associate Marriage, a Family Therapist and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and has over ten years of experience in the treatment of substance use disorder.

He has worked in intensive outpatient settings and residential settings, providing transformative experiences for adolescents, men, couples, and families. Rob is highly experienced in facilitating Helping Men Recover groups (providing co-occurring disorder, gender-responsive, trauma-informed services for men).

Rob currently works with the Marc Hertz Consulting firm in Saint Paul, MN.  He is the co-author of Exploring Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Men with Dr. Stephanie Covington.

This is the only research-based, brief intervention program related to trauma for men published by Hazelden. Rob is currently engaged as a consultant with the Connecticut Women’s Consortium, and a staunch supporter of the curriculum, Exploring Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Men.

The Quote

Don’t just solve the problem, unwrap the gift that comes with it.
Rob’s Aunt.

What Led to the Specialization of Addiction and Trauma?

From street kid in the Bronx to survivor, to warrior, to healer, Rob shares his pretty incredible and inspiring journey.

A Crucial Early Mistake

Early on in his career, Rob had an interaction with a particular client who offered him some honest feedback about the way he was addressing men’s and women’s issues that shifted the way he worked.

Rob’s Why

When I meet men for the first time, I want to make sure that I’m setting a different, a healthy, experience for them.

Rob’s Advice

  • Do your own work!
  • Be willing to explore your own reactions you might be having to your client.

Rob’s Go-To Books

Interview Links


A therapist and her client. Seanne Larson Emerton, L.M.F.T & Geri Henderson, PhD
Turning abuse into advocacy and a life of inspiration. Jean-Paul (JP) Bedard

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