Collegiate Issues/ Boundaries and Family Issues/ Trauma

“I started meeting with Robin when I was in college. I had a long history of issues with my father who is an alcoholic. My father was having some serious medical issues at the time and I began to question how I would feel if he died and I never forgave him. I was referred to Robin by a teacher. As a social worker, I didn’t think I needed help. That I could solve my problems on my own, but Robin gave me a fresh perspective on things. Per Robin’s advice, I wrote a letter to my father, expressing all of my issues since early childhood, and how all of the problems that had originated with him still affected me. I let him know he led me into damaging and very negative relationships and that I never learned how to love myself. After reading my letter, it took him a little time but we finally had a productive conversation and I couldn’t have done it without Robin’s help. I learned tons of strategies even on how to better deal with my relationship with my mother and sister and better deal with my emotions. A few months later we, my goals were being met so we ended our sessions and I went on my way. Almost a year later, I found myself in an abusive relationship, because despite all the progress I made, I still had not changed how I saw myself. Robin now, had her own practice and surely welcomed me back in. It took weeks for me to open up about the seriousness of my need for therapy at this time and to let Robin know I really needed help. She reminded me of all the work we had done and never pushed me to make decisions I wasn’t ready for. Robin helped me process the whole situation week by week. It took me about 6 months to end the relationship completely, but I know it probably would have been longer if I didn’t have Robin’s help. My battle was not over though; I know had to get past the damage I had allowed to happen to me. Robin taught me great techniques to get past the bad memories that I still use today. I am so thankful for all the help that Robin gave me over those two years. I definitely can say I am a much stronger woman today!” Read More


“Robin is a phenomenal person! I was so comfortable telling her everything and could truly be myself. Robin provided a calm, relaxed atmosphere where I could literally put my feet up and work through all the trials life had dealt me. I can honestly say I am happier now than I could have ever imagined a few years ago. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for her. I give Robin full credit in providing the tools I needed to live a healthier, happier, more fulfilled life and would recommend her to anyone. I couldn’t be more thankful for her help!” Read More


“Robin is a great therapist and put me at ease, as this was my first experience in therapy. She was able to make me feel comfortable to where it was easy for me to open up during our sessions. We focused on trauma, stuck memories, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) throughout my time with Robin. Discussing trauma and memories that h ave been stuck inside you is never easy, but Robin was able to ease my nerves and help me to process through the past memories experiences that were causing issues in my life at that particular time. I was able to process through these traumatic events, such as rape trauma, and have been able to recognize when the memories come back into play. I gained great knowledge from Robin as she helped me to relieve my trauma and stuck memories through EMDR and other therapy techniques. I do know that I would not be where I am today without Robin and the tools that she gave me to carry with myself after therapy. I would not trade my experience with Robin and the knowledge and confidence that she gave me for anything and I would recommend her as a therapist to anyone.” Read More


“At a time in my life when I needed the most help, Robin was the one who helped me the most. I was struggling with anxiety, self-confidence issues, self-respect issues, and many other negative emotions that were taking over my life in every aspect. Through encouragement from my friends and family, I reached out to Robin for help and advice; it was the best decision I ever made. Robin helped me understand my emotions through diving into my family of origin and helping me realize how my relationships with my family play a role in my life. She helped me build my confidence and work through my anxiety through hypnosis and the encouragement of daily reflection and meditation. Through my work with Robin, I now have the tools to build upon the relationships I already have worked through and any issues that might come my way in a healthy, respectful manner through proper boundaries and communication. I am able to go through my day without constantly second guessing myself and accomplishing my goals with confidence and courage. Robin’s honesty, sincerity, and education are the reasons I am able to feel like I am myself again.” Read More


”Robin’s work with us was almost miraculous! From the very brink of divorce –papers already prepared, but not signed– Robin first heard us, then helped us hear ourselves, and then gave us some realistic steps to get out of where we were. She helped us find a way to talk to each other and a way to hear each other; she helped us not only get out of the bad spot we were in, but out of the bad habits that put us there. Four and a half years later, we still practice what Robin taught us. We will be forever grateful!” Read More