Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Robin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and obtained her master’s in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago after completing her undergraduate degree at Vassar College in New York. Since graduating, she has worked in a variety of mental health settings including an intermediate care facility, homeless shelter, outpatient clinics, and senior living. Robin primarily works with adults, but has also worked with children, adolescents, and families.
She assists clients in better understanding and coping with a range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, loss, relationship difficulties, and feelings of low self-worth. Robin has worked with trauma survivors for her entire career, and takes pride in assisting Clients to become more empowered and focus on their wants and needs. She uses the word “assist” in describing her work, in that this is how she views her role- to assist clients in reaching their goals. Robin encourages her clients to take ownership of whatever progress they make (or in the words of Jerry Maguire “help me help you.”)
As a therapist, Robin is nonjudgmental, supportive, empathetic, and an active listener- all of which helps to create a safe place, in which a Client can feel comfortable enough to do the hard work of making changes. She views therapy as a conduit to help clients achieve their goals and encourages them to feel empowered by the progress they make during their time. Robin believes a good fit between client and therapist is crucial to a successful outcome. As such, she shares with Clients aspects of her life, which are apropos to their concerns, which help normalize Client experiences.
Robin emphasizes skill building to support emotional stability, confidence, and mindfulness. Her theoretical approach includes a blend of Person-Centered, Feminist Theory, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). In addition, she incorporates creative aspects into therapy sessions, such as music, TV shows, movies, and yoga – all of which are personal interests of hers.participate in their own journey of healing and coping with their medical problem.
OFFICE HOURS: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12pm to 9pm
LOCATION: OAK PARK