Fallbrook man taps his childhood, combat service, Christian faith in Murrieta counseling practice

Fallbrook resident Robert Wright, who flew this Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopter in Vietnam, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Murrieta. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Tim O’Leary Special to Valley News Robert Wright of Fallbrook said he draws from a deep well – a strained childhood, his Navy combat service and his Christian faith – as he works to heal hurting marriages and families through his private practice. “It has all rounded out the spiritual dimension of who I am,” Wright, a licensed marriage and family therapist for over 20 years, said in an interview during a break between clients. Wright said it was his wife who suggested that he become a counselor, a career shift that occurred after he served in the Navy, worked in pharmaceutical sales and raised money for a Georgia-based international health organization. But the stage was set decades earlier when, as a child, he took it upon himself to help his parents cope with som
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