Robert Gordon, MSOD, MA, MS, LGPC


Robert Gordon

Capitol Hill
Takoma Park

Phone Number: (202) 449-3789 x707

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Bob employs a whole-person approach to coaching that helps his clients achieve balance and harmony in relationships, work, and the spiritual aspect of being human. He is experienced in working with clients on life purpose, calling, and career; relationship and marriage; addiction and recovery (including sex, love, spending, and internet); codependency; adult ADD; death and bereavement; and spiritual growth and crisis.

Helping clients actualize their full potential is part of Bob’s strength as a coach. He draws upon his own varied life experiences to accomplish this. He has directed training, career development, and organization development for three large public agencies; led comedy troupes and professional bands; written and directed plays; been a management consultant; created award-winning comedy videos; and published his essays and cartoons in regional periodicals.

Focus Areas:

  • Imago Couples Counseling and Imago Work for Singles
  • Career Counseling, Career Coaching, Life Purpose, and Vocational Discernment–Individual and Group
  • Loss, Bereavement, Trauma–Recent or Childhood
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Sex and Love Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Celebration of Life Events for Living and Deceased
  • Spiritual Direction and Spritual Crisis
  • Organizational Consulting (including church mediation, team building, strategic planning, and group facilitation)

Bob holds an M.S. from American University in partnership with the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science. He also earned an M.A. in Applied Healing Arts from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, where he became a faculty member of the graduate program in Transformative Leadership and Social Change.  Bob later completed an M.S. in counseling at Loyola University Maryland. He is a CCUI-certified coach and coach trainer, a trained Imago Relationship Educator, and was trained in loss and bereavement counseling at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing.  He is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Association for Imago Relationship Therapists, the National Career Development Association, Spiritual Directors International, and the International Center for Spirit at Work.

Bob has studied world wisdom traditions for over 30 years and gives public trainings in meditation and qigong.

Recent Posts

  • 30 Strategies for Self-Care and Why They Matter - Self-care refers to things done by you for your own well-being and comfort. Many people know that self-care is especially important during times of stress, sadness, rejection, grief, and all kinds of upheaval and loss because it is these things that tap our inner resources and render us vulnerable to … Continue reading
  • Making Peace With Your Inner Pessimist - The explosion in neuroscience over the past 20 years has revealed, among many things, that the human brain has a built-in bias toward the negative. In the world of evolutionary psychology this makes a great deal of sense. If we don’t stay alive, other biological imperatives like “Where’s the food?” … Continue reading
  • How Walt Disney Ruined Our Love Lives - Here is a provocative 2014 article from Brandeis Magazine inviting us to look at how legendary stories and fairy tales that had once offered a realistic and cautionary view of love and marriage became whitewashed narratives that lead us to divorce.
  • Is There a Future in Monogamy? - The classic model of marriage and partnership is changing. One reason is because internal and external pressures on marriage cause increasingly undeliverable expectations. Where once we were socially connected to communities and extended families over a lifetime, couples now expect their primary relationship to deliver all that comfort and connection. … Continue reading
  • The Ashley Madison Cheating Website Debacle: What Does It All Mean? - If you’ve heard the name Ashley Madison only in passing, you may not know that is a website for married (or otherwise committed) people to find partners in adultery.  Ashley Madison, a combination of the two popular female names Ashley and Madison, entered the social networking scene in 2001, … Continue reading

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