Bob Meade, MA, LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the domestic violence field for many years as a counselor, group facilitator, and teacher. During this time he has spent thousands of hours with hundreds of people caught in the web of abuse - women, men and children; victims and perpetrators.
Over the years Bob has developed his practical, down-to-earth style of teaching and therapy through many paths life has taken him. Bob has worked several careers and many, many jobs in a wide variety of fields. He has learned a little about life from being an elementary school teacher, ordained non-denominational minister, librarian, bank-teller, television show production, door-to-door sales as well as laboring in rock quarries, tree-planting in the forests of Oregon and Washington, factory labor, short-order cook and dishwasher, and even driving an ice-cream truck. Throughout it all, he as sought to learn lessons and grow, gaining insights he now shares with those he counsels and teaches.
Bob was featured in an episode of Anatomy of Crime on Court TV national cable network which highlighted the abusive relationship of one of his clients. He also teaches workshops on domestic violence at local colleges and is recognized as an expert witness on domestic violence issues by the Fresno County Superior Court system.
As a great believer in using object lessons, movie lines, metaphors and quotes, Bob uses every day life to make his material relevant and practical. Having suffered through abuse of various types as a child and as an adult, Bob can empathize with those dealing with abuse issues today. As a "success story" himself, he looks to help othes succeed in their lives.