For the last 20+ years of his professional and personal life, Kami Roberts has worked with teenagers, families, couples and individuals to look at various issues that negatively affect their lives. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelors’ degree in Applied Psychology (1994) and he then went on to receive a Masters’ degree in Social Work (1997) from New York University Graduate School of Social Work.
His work included stints in the Department of Education, Kings County Hospital, Grand Street Settlement, Jewish Board of Family and Children Services (JBFCS), Youth DARES and Bridge Back to Life.
At the Jewish Board where Kami Roberts worked for eight years as a social worker/community liaison/field instructor, he received postgraduate training in the areas of family and child dynamics. This position exposed him to a variety of families with many complex issues from various socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
His next opportunity led him to be the Director at Youth Dares, where he worked closely for one year with the Executive Director and gained a lot of insight into engaging teenagers and their families from an educational and social perspective. Later on, Mr. Roberts went on to become the Director of Adolescent Services at Bridge Back Adolescent Services for four years; where he worked with at-risk teenagers (14-21 years old) who had academic and substance abuse problems. This position helped him to become involved in the non-profit world, work with local politicians; and make regular presentations to a number of New York City agencies, legal entities, New York City schools and colleges regarding working with teenagers and families.
His vast experience working with New York’s most troubled families helped to prepare Mr. Kami Roberts to start his own organization-KIND Counseling, Inc. Mr. Roberts currently has an office in Brooklyn (Ditmas Park) where he meets with clients. He also does presentations to help organizations in need of insight in order to better work with problematic situations in their midst . Mr. Roberts has served as Chairman of the Elder Board at Clarendon Road Church of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. He is now a member of the Christian Cultural Center.
The latest venture for Mr. Roberts is as a radio host at FLO Empire Radio, where he hosts a monthly radio show, KIND Counseling on Da Ave; and dives into all the latest topics including mental health from a layman's perspective. He currently resides in Central Brooklyn with his wife of 20+ years and his two children.