Professional Counselor Associate
Not Accepting New Clients
BCBS, OHP, Cigna, Providence, or direct payment ($125/session)
Robbin believes that taking the first step to seek help for mental health is a huge, brave step. Her approach to counseling is about prioritizing a client’s story and lived experience. She enjoys collaborating with clients to find out what kind of goals they have for counseling and tailoring each session to the client’s needs. While she brings a sense of calm and humor to counseling work, she also is passionate about and prioritizes the client’s need for safety and connection to their counselor. Robbin enjoys coming alongside clients to help them on their journey to be their most authentic and whole selves. Robbin tends to work from an attachment, trauma-informed, and strengths-based lens.
When working with young children Robbin will typically invite caregivers to be active participants in the therapeutic process. She believes that parents and caregivers have the biggest impact on change in a child’s life, and wants to help them feel confident, informed, attuned to their child’s needs, and skilled to regulate their own emotions in times of strife. When working with couples, Robbin works to help the couple identify their cycle of conflict to help them both feel more connected, attached and understood by their partner. When working with adults, Robbin aims to give clients the space they need to focus on themself, so they can be a whole and active participant in life. Robbin typically draws from counseling modalities such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play-Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Robbin is a Professional Counselor Associate who graduated from Western Seminary with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a specialization in Children and Youth, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theology from Multnomah University. In addition, Robbin has advanced training in perinatal and postpartum issues from Postpartum Support International and loves to support new or growing families during this tender stage of life. Robbin has clinical work experience in residential treatment centers, private practice and community mental health clinics working with children, teens, college students, adults, and families. Robbin specializes in perinatal and postpartum issues and transitions, couples, and young children. She has experience working with anxiety depression, trauma, attachment wounds, transitions, identity, foster care, relationship conflict and more.
In her free time Robbin enjoys listening to the hilarious stories her children make up, eating her husband’s fresh baked bread and obsessing over local Portland ceramic artists.