Robert Casale is a Licensed Clinical Counselor
Provides telehealth therapy and virtual presentations
Robert Casale retired from the Chicago Police Department after a 22 year career. He spent the last 3 years at the Education and Training Division as a Master Trainer. He played an integral part in the development and implementation of the two day mandatory in-service training program that included de-escalation of force, suicide awareness, and wellness. He spent most of his career in a tactical unit, which focused on gang suppression, narcotic sales, and assisted with homicide/shooting investigations. Over his career, Rob received numerous awards, including five department commendations, lifesaving awards, and over 100 honorable mentions.
Prior to his career in law enforcement, Rob was a Firefighter/Paramedic working with the Hanover Park Fire Department and other private ambulance companies for seven years. He brings with him 29 years of experience as a first responder with a unique understanding of the lifestyle and emotional toll the job has over the years.
Rob graduated from Adler University in 2015 with a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. He has been with the First Responders Wellness Center for over 3 years and is now working full-time at the center. Rob has extensive experience working with first responders over the years. He is able to bring his experience and understanding of the complexities of the career into session giving his client’s genuine empathy.
He uses Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat complex PTSD. He is trained in and practices Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), the leading treatment for PTSD. He is also trained in Trauma Treatment Mastery and Intensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Rob is also a member of the American Counseling Association. He is available for public speaking and has developed training courses for stress management and mental health awareness.