About Robert Jacobs
I grew up in Fort Myers, Florida. My parents were both active in the community, and I admire the way they focused on social
service and responsibility. When I think about my own values and commitment to service, I credit the people around me
as I was growing up.
After leaving Fort Myers, I moved to Gainesville, Florida, to attend The University of Florida. I was interested in literature
and began my studies as an English major. As interested as I was in the novels I was reading, I was drawn to psychology courses
and had the sense when I studied that I was immersing myself in something important. The more psychological study that I took on,
the more I felt my curiosity increase. I began to think about a professional path in this direction.
I completed a master’s degree in psychology at the University of West Florida in Pensacola and earned my Ph.D. in counseling
psychology at Texas A&M University in College Station. I came to Nashville for a post-doctoral residency at Vanderbilt University
in 2003, and my wife and I happily set down roots in the community at that time. I was fortunate to join Heritage Medical
Associates in 2008.
Of course, life is not all about work. I still enjoy reading, and I stay physically active as a runner. With each year that goes by,
I feel luckier to be living, raising my children, and practicing as a psychologist in Nashville.