Bob Casanova, PsyD, LMFT
Rosa Toral, LMFT
Dr. Bob Casanova is a nationally respected educational consultant who specializes in providing recommendations for the educational placement of children, adolescents, and young adults with special needs of an emotional or psychological nature. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Bob credits his clinical training and experience in determining a student’s needs and then developing appropriate recommendations. He travels extensively throughout the year and has personally toured hundreds of schools and programs.
Bob has been a clinical staff member of Kids Off Chemicals, an intensive outpatient program treating substance and alcohol abusing youth. He has previously served as a consultant and clinician for the Home Treatment Program of the Sonoma County Juvenile Probation Department. Dr. Casanova has worked clinically with students who have learning disabilities, those who are on the Autistic spectrum, and with families who have adopted children.
As a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), Bob was selected for the organization’s prestigious 2010 Irvin Katz Memorial Award, honoring his volunteer service—in which he was recognized for “ongoing commitment to children and education.” Bob is presently President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists CAMFT), an honorary board member of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), and a past President of the Board of SAY. He is currently completing a Professional Program in Neuropsychological Assessment at the UC Berkeley Extension.
Dr. Casanova offers therapeutic and special needs placement counseling at the Santa Rosa office.
Rosa Toral, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children, teens, young adults, and their families.
Rosa earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology in 2005 from the University of San Francisco. She became a fully Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in 2009. In February of 2015 she was asked to join the Board of Directors at LifeWorks of Sonoma County, and served until March 2016. In addition to working with Dr. Casanova, she has a busy clinical practice and provides clinical supervision for interns who are working towards becoming licensed as Marriage & Family Therapists.
Throughout her professional career, Rosa has had the opportunity to work in many different clinical settings, including residential treatment, providing psychotherapy. She has expertise in treating substance abuse and co-occuring mental health disorders. Her clinical training and experience give her a unique perspective in her role as a therapeutic and educational consultant in helping families find the right therapeutic program for their child.
Rosa travels extensively throughout the year and tours fifty to sixty programs and schools a year.