robert ben mitchell
and sexual abuse
UNDERGRAD: Robert did his undergraduate work at Syracuse University where he earned a Dual Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Science Education. While there, he was a paid research assistant and did post-graduate level course work in the chemistry department, and he received teaching certification in chemistry, physics, biology and general math.
POSTGRAD: As a graduate student, he studied computer sciences at Syracuse University which lead him to jobs first in industry as a dye chemist (Tompkins Fabrics, Syracuse, NY) and then education as a computer analyst (Miami-Dade Community College Medical Campus, Miami, FL).
MEDICAL: Several years later, he enrolled in Nova-Southeastern University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine to become an osteopathic physician and a licensed medical practitioner (Florida License: OS7690). He also completed a Nova-Southeastern Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine, treating patients in the university's clinic and teaching medical students.
PHYSICIAN: Since completing his medical training, Robert has spent the past twenty years helping over 2,000 patients suffering from opioid dependence and addiction, many of whom are survivors of sexual abuse.
COACH: In 2016, he became a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE-BCC Certificate: 3275), and he has used his coaching skills to enhance the lives of both his medical patients and coaching clients.
CREATIVE: Robert is the author of eight books ranging from his personal experience surviving childhood sexual abuse, to pain management, terrorism, North Korea, AIDS, and global warming, all of which are available on amazon. He is also a musician and composer of over one hundred songs that are available on bandcamp under the stage name Bob Who and the Little Criminals.
RECOVERY: A survivor of childhood sexual and physical abuse, and his own substance abuse, Robert has now been in stable recovery for over 25 years.