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At times, life can feel difficult and unmanageable. Feelings of depression, anxiety, adjustment, anger, trauma and grief can be overwhelming. Patterns in your life may seem to be repeating themselves and you are unsure of why. You may be thinking “How do I start this difficult task of finding someone for support?” I am here to help. As a therapist for more than a decade. I have worked in many types of settings (private practice, institutions and public sector) and have treated a variety of disorders.
Coping skills and tools acquired during the therapeutic process can be life changing. Suffering from psychological stressors takes a toll not only mentally but physically. If you are tired of experiencing these discomforts you are ready for therapeutic inventions. The first step is to reach out and discuss your current stressors and struggles by completing an intake form. Completing the intake form online is free of charge. Once the form is completed, I will contact you to discuss our first counseling session. To ensure you are feeling secure with sharing information about yourself, I would like to clarify that all sessions are confidential and your privacy is important to me.
I am Robin Roberts, an expat American therapist residing in Amsterdam, previously living in the United States. I have a generalized psychology practice and work with individuals, families, children, couples and groups. I have a bachelors degree in psychology from University of Massachusetts and a masters degree in social work from University of Rhode Island. I am a licensed clinical social worker with more than a decade of experience.
Over the last decade, I have provided counseling and therapeutic services to various age groups suffering from depression, grief/loss, anxiety, adjustment issues, expat therapy, addiction, social difficulties, trauma, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse, self esteem and relationship difficulties, sexuality/gender issues, anger management, care giver stress, and burn out. My experience includes working with patients in a private practice setting addressing the issues listed above. During the years of working in private practice, I have also worked with individuals on parole and probation who have been mandated to treatment, as well as individuals who voluntarily wanted to change their current life situation.
I started seeing Robin almost two years ago when I found myself on a burnout from my job. I didn’t yet realize it but I was also at a crossroads—in my career, in my relationship with my family and my partner and in life in general. From our very first session, I felt completely comfortable opening up to her, that she was truly listening and she was invested in getting to know and help me.
I left that first session feeling more clear and in control than I had in months. During every session since, Robin has helped me be honest with myself and leave with a couple tangible things to work on before our next session. It never ceases to amaze me what she remembers from our many conversations or her ability to let me get ‘there’ in my own time. She even checks in on me when we haven’t seen each other in a bit because she knows me.
Robin has played such an important role in helping me cope with my anxieties, my crutches and experiences from my past. She has helped me to become more confident and stand up to and for myself.
I always feel like our session was the best thing I did for myself that week. I have said to her before and genuinely mean it that say some people have a gift for understanding and helping people—Robin is one of those people.
Robin is an absolute lifesaver! She’s been a stable and guiding voiceover the years whenever I find myself overwhelmed, depressed, and/or anxious. Her ability to help me cut through the worry and insomnia, focus on the facts, and provide me with tangible tips & self-help methods makes me feel in control of my life again. She’s helped me transition into motherhood, through work stress, and through rocky times in my relationship. I’ve recommended her to multiple friends and colleagues and would absolutely recommend her to anyone else looking for an excellent psychologist. She’s hands-down the BEST therapist I’ve worked with, and I’ve seen a handful both here in NL and in the USA.”
Robin has made an enormous impact on our lives. We were at a crossroads and unclear about whether or how to move forward in our relationship, and in our sessions, she helped untangle both immediate and deeper concerns. She tried “out of the box” methods, which led to concrete results. After about six months of therapy, we made the decision to stay together, and we’re now expecting our first child! Not only did Robin help us sort out our issues, she also gave us tools for the future. We couldn’t be more pleased with the help Robin has provided.