Dr. Rob Freund is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and clinical supervisor (QS) serving as an assistant professor of counseling in the college of psychology at NSU. Dr. Freund has clinical experience working with college, community mental health, substance abuse, and couples counseling populations; he has received advanced training in Emotion-Focused Couples Counseling and thee Gottman Method for couples counseling, currently pursuing certification in the latter. Dr. Freund has research interests in understanding and quantitatively expanding knowledge of clinical efficacy through exploration of the therapeutic relationship, publishing and presenting on this topic at conferences and in national journals. He additionally researches and has published on issues relating to ethical implementation of spirituality in counseling. His first co-authored edited text, entitled Spirituality and Religion in Counseling: Competency-Based Strategies for Ethical Practice, was published in 2018. Lastly, Dr. Freund has developed and is engaged in ongoing research involving interventions enhancing personal wellness through group collaboration. Dr. Freund is a contributing editor in the American Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Journal of Individual Psychology.