Hi! My name is Robin Carver. I have been a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW since 2002. I come to this position with varied professional experiences. I completed an internship at a domestic violence shelter, provided intensive, in-home counseling to families for 1.5 years, worked on a mental health unit at a local hospital providing discharge planning, group work and conducted suicide assessments for 6 years. I spent 4.5 years working in a Therapeutic Day Treatment Program at both a middle school and elementary school (5 yo-18 yo), in which I offered a minimum of one hour of therapeutic intervention and support to children/adolescents, on a daily basis. I was in a supervisory role for the TDT Program and a School Based Outpatient Counseling Program for the last 11 years, supervising clinicians in these positions and providing supervision for their LPS/LCSW licensure. I also supervised an Intensive Care Coordination program, one of the most intensive therapeutic services available for youth, for the last 2 years. These numerous experiences have helped me to grow in my professional development immensely as well as provided me with varied opportunities to develop and strengthen my clinical skills. I feel that building a strong and trusting relationship is the foundation to a successful therapeutic experience. Hence, that is the focus of my work, finding a way to join with you where you are in life. Being warm, kind, accepting, non-judgmental, listening and reflecting are core principles I utilize in counseling. Once a trusting relationship has been established, I will begin working with you to find strategies that will work to alleviate the various symptoms you may be experiencing. I find it extremely rewarding to help you identify your strengths and values, teach you coping skills and strategies to assist you in overcoming challenging situations in a positive way and being there for you in times of need. Sometimes, you just need a person to trust, someone who will listen to you, someone to be with you in your most difficult moments. I am humbled to have this opportunity and cherish each and every person with whom I have the opportunity to work. I believe that everyone is unique, strong and resilient and I enjoy being able to walk beside you in your journey of self-growth. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with you!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Harm, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904005258
Really good listener and extremely helpful with developing strategies to work through various issues.
Written on Jan 23, 2024 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Robin has been a thoughtful, insightful and supportive guide for me as I have grappled with life changes and family issues. She is professional, empathetic and is able to synthesize my issues to help me identify pathways forward. I trust her and look forward to our sessions!
Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Robin for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd
I cannot say how grateful and thankful I am that I have Robin in my life. It took me nearly 20 years to finally get the help I needed and she has been a god-send. It’s never too late to get help. It’s a tough but rewarding journey, and Robin’s expertise, professionalism, warmth, understanding, and genuine kindness has made therapy the approachable and doable support I needed all along. Thank you, Robin!
Written on Dec 30, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders
Robin is the best! She is very knowledgeable and understanding. She listens to your concerns or issues, and offers very valuable insight and problem solving techniques. Would highly recommend!!
Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
I am so grateful for Robin. She listens to me and offers ideas and strategies I can try. She is awesome! I look forward to our sessions ! So helpful !
Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Robin is caring , understanding and easy to talk with.
She help me to reframe things using CBT.
Written on Oct 12, 2023 after therapy with Robin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes