Dr. Robert H. Tinker, PhD

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EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

I was in a wonderful, exciting and productive relationship with Sandra Wilson, PhD for 23 years and married to her for 18 of those years. I am currently married to Mary Tinker-Bartz, since 2017. This too, is a very loving relationship. I am a very lucky person. I have an adult son and daughter of whom I am very proud, each with their own families.

Education & Experience

I have a PhD from Michigan State University in Clinical Psychology with a minor in Developmental Psychology. I have contributed to EMDR in five ways: publishing original research on EMDR, writing a book on the application of EMDR with children (Through the Eyes of a Child), engaging in humanitarian projects around the world, training mental health professionals in EMDR in the US and the world, and specializing in EMDR in my practice.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Past member of the American Psychological Association Past member of the El Paso County Psychological Society (and past president).

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • Veterans/Military