I specialize in MEN'S issues, with several years of experience providing mental health services, primarily to Men. I believe everyone has the potential for change when provided optimal psychoeducation, a space to be vulnerable, and individualized therapies that are driven by genuine warmth and support. Men historically do not seek mental health services because of stigma, fear of not being understood, and limited numbers of male therapists who "get" them. MEN’s issues can include mental health and wellness, self-care practices, relationship problems, healthy relationship skills, depression, stress, anxiety, crisis management, anger management, career exploration, and academic concerns.
What makes an issue a “MEN’s issue” depends on how it was developed. MEN’s issues are developed within a context (such as family raised in, time period, culture, or geographical area). Such contexts have the potential to define behavior as something a man would or would not do. These definitions can be limiting and unhelpful. They can restrict the problem-solving ability of Men in situations that require more flexible and adaptive responses.
Anger and irritability: Often, Men are taught to hide more vulnerable emotions such as hurt or sadness and instead express anger and lash out. This may be the only way they have learned to communicate they are hurting. However, anger can have disastrous effects on relationships. Learning how to communicate hurt and sadness effectively can facilitate an opportunity for repair and even strengthen relationships. Psychotherapy can help Men let go of problematic anger and express the vulnerability needed to have fulfilling relationships.
Numbing or pushing away emotions: Some MEN may have been raised in environments where the very experience of emotion was unacceptable. This can result in attempts to avoid or control emotions. For example, ending relationships, devaluing the importance of loved ones, or keeping people at a distance can be ways to avoid uncomfortable feelings. Unfortunately, these attempts to control emotions can result in even more problems and even more difficult emotions. Therapy can help men identify, learn to deal with, and effectively express emotions in more adaptive ways and help preserve and strengthen relationships.
Dr. Robinson earned his master's degree in counseling and practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board-Certified National Counselor, and Board Certified TeleMental Health (BC-TMH) provider with various experiences from counseling adults, couples, and college students. He later went on to earn his Doctor of Education degree.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Men's Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2015039754
TX LPC 78538
GA LPC LPC010055
Dr. Robinson is amazing. I feel he providers the tools that are helping me get to a better place mentally and emotionally.
Written on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Antonio for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
Dr. Robinson is extremely attentive and a great therapist. He always gives timely and helpful feedback. He is very good at working on what YOU want to work on, and has helped me tremendously.
Written on Jan 27, 2020 after therapy with Antonio for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Dr. Robinson is extremely attentive and totally understands me. I’m very happy with him and his expertise. Thank you.
Written on Jan 25, 2020 after therapy with Antonio for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders
I look forward to speaking with Dr. Robinson every week! He usually responds to messages on the same day they are sent and has helped make my view of myself more positive.
Written on Jan 21, 2020 after therapy with Antonio for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching