Robin Livingston-Richter

LICSW

About me

I am so glad you are taking the first step towards improving your emotional well-being. I look forward to connecting with you and helping you meet your goals.

My name is Robin Livingston-Richter. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience working with teenagers, young adults, adults and parents. I've had the privilege of working with clients in various settings including hospitals, day treatment centers, shelters, outpatient clinics, and private practice.

I am a validating, solution-oriented therapist who uses cognitive behavioral therapy technique. I also teach mindfulness/intentional living. I am also a certified ADHD Life Coach and teach success strategies to help students, parents, and employees thrive.

I am also the co-founder of Mental Health Navigators, a non-profit organization helping parents and caring adults who have a child living with a mental health condition. Through this I also facilitate a virtual parenting group for parents of teenagers.

I live in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota graduate school in 1993. When I am not connecting with clients, I love to exercise, listen to music, spend time outdoors, travel, and spend time with my husband, two adult children, and my dogs. I am a huge sports fan and enjoy cheering for my local teams.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MN LICSW 03123


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Robin Livingston-Richter. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Robin is amazing!

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

I appreciate Robin's check ins and the sessions we had together we helpful!

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Great counselor

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

The best therapist I've honestly ever had, for the first time I'm making progress in therapy and it's helping me in so many different ways

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I already feel that she can help me just by the way she carries herself and how she speaks to me.

Written on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and bipolar disorder

She honestly just great listens well and helps guide me through everything.

Written on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Robin has been very supportive of me in a difficult journey over the last year. She pushes me enough to help me step out of my comfort zone and continues to provide me with an insightful outside perspective to help me get out of my own head.

Written on Mar 13, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Robin is incredible!! She has helped guide me through so many difficulties in my life, and is helping me rebuild a happier, healthier me confident in myself!

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Robin is caring, empathetic, non-judgmental. I feel heard and supported in our sessions together. Robin asks every time what I need, and what my goal is for the session. It's been such a great experience for me.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Robin is amazing. She is an empathetic, compassionate listener who really champions for her patients’ well-being. She is validating, thoughtful and understanding. I am so grateful for her support in my journey.

Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

She helped me a lot.

Written on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 10 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Robin is truly amazing! She is a great listener and communicator! She has compassion and always has my best interest at heart. She asks great questions and guides me to help make better decisions about my life situations. I would not be where I am at this year without her!

Written on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and self esteem

Robin has made me challenge my own thoughts. The couple of session we had have given me some amazing tools to feel better about myself and that I am enough for my family. I felt that she genuinely cared about me and my journey and wanted me to succeed. She was an active listener and a gentle, positive, understanding person.

Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Robin has been fantastic at helping me identify my patterns and more deeply understand myself. I have had many therapists over the years and she has been one of the best. She understands the HSP personality, and has been great at helping me examine my roles, strengths, and needs. I'm glad to have found her.

Written on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Robin is such a gentle guide for a person's healing journey. I looked back today at some of the things I wrote when I started with her and realized just how much happier I am. I underwent a lot of personal changes while seeing her, but they never felt insurmountable, because Robin is such a good advocate. She's a good listener. She's given me things to think about and things to hope for. She's given me honest & constructive feedback when I've asked for it. But above all, she made a space for me, and made sure I felt safe. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a high quality therapist. She has made a significant difference in my life.

Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Robin is a great active listener and in a genuine and real way questions and points out the key points to focus on that you are saying that we may not even realize is there. . She provides great feedback, resources and suggestions. I appreciate that Robin has helped me to focus on the progress that I’m making and that I feel she really understands what is authentic and unique to me and what changes I want to make to grow into a better version of me.

Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Robin has been a tremendous source of understanding, encouragement, and reflective feedback during the time I have worked with her. She listens, offers her insights, and asks questions to help me probe deeper while navigating difficult relationships, self esteem, and more. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist. She is responsive and cares, making it easy to connect and share what is going on.

Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Robin is extremely knowledgeable and understanding. She is really excellent at listening (of course), but also at providing good resources that one can use on their own time. I highly recommend her!

Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very validating and a great listen and helps me process in real time.

Written on Apr 18, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Robin has been a delight to work with. I have Seen a few different therapists on this journey. When I was paired with Robin, our first phone call I knew we would be a match! Today is bitter sweet because I just had my last session with her. Although should I need more help I’m going to stay matched with her!
Robin not listens without judgment she helps connect the dots of your pain and traumas. And then offers very realistic options to help overcome them. She’s mentioned several different reading resources and podcasts to help assist the journey. I have not only grown myself my family is growing with me. By implementing new habits and ways of thinking my life is simply more enjoyable and wonderful.
Robin not only encourages you to speak your truth and be comfortable in your own skin. She has a deep empathy for helping us on our journeys through life.
110% satisfied with how she’s been able to help me. Very honest and soothing to work with! ❤️

Written on Apr 08, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and adhd

She's the real deal. Thank you Robin.

Written on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Incredibly accommodating and ability to connect is much appreciated!

Written on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

First time therapy goer here. I was so very lucky to be paired with Robin on the first try. We have been working together since 2020 and it has been an amazing experience. She is so positive, validating, and really understanding. For someone who does not get much affirmation in their life, having Robin acknowledge me has been so helpful and rewarding. Our conversations are always so engaging and I always look forward to our weekly video chats. I highly recommend working with her.

Written on Feb 27, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Robin is very helpful and I enjoy working with her. She listens and gives good advice. Her feedback is very helpful in my daily life.

Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Robin has been amazing to work with. She really listens and provides great feedback. I also like how she gives me worksheets to read after our sessions. I am able to get a deeper understanding of a topic we may have discussed, and it really helps me to further focus on it.

Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I was nervous about starting an online type of counseling and also with a whole new therapist, but Robin makes you feel very comfortable and welcome! She asks questions to make you think and process that help guide you into what you can do to better yourself. I appreciate the few sessions I had with her, I decided I needed to take a break on counseling, simply because work and life in general had been too hectic for me to concentrate on this aspect of my life. When I let Robin know this, she was very supportive and didn’t make me feel guilty or worry about this decision. She’s very experienced in what she does and I think she’s great to work with!

Written on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

My experience of working with Robin has been such a gift. I’m grateful for her expertise, positivity and the safe place at each session. She helped me work through my anger and the things behind them - communication in a difficult family situation, fears about parenting and my past, and coached me in developing my strengths and self esteem. Difficult circumstances are still in my life, and I have grown in courage and confidence in my ability to face them.

Written on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She has always timely with message responses. I’ve only had one video session, but she has made me feel extremely comfortable.

Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Robin truly helped me out in a time I needed it. I have never tried online counseling or therapy in general but this was such a wonderful and eye opening experience. I feel so much more capable to deal with the situations I face not only in my day to day, but in my head as well. I am extremely grateful I had the chance to work with her.

Written on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

This was my first experience with a counselor, I felt a little nervous opening up to a ‘stranger’ but Robin had such a calming and accepting manner that I felt comfortable right away. I sought out counseling because I was having a hard time finding myself and what I needed. Robin helped me to identify my values and personal strengths which helped me to uncover my inner truth and know how to live it out fully.

Written on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Robin has helped me exponentially while working with her. She is incredibly easy to connect with and truly cares about her clients. She took the time to get to know me and understand my perspectives. She is incredibly friendly and fun to talk to. I genuinely looked forward to our video sessions every week. She asked me tough questions I wasn't able to ask myself. She provided numerous tools to assist me in my development. Overall, I felt Robin truly cared about me as a person and wanted to see me improve. She validated all of my feelings and helped my understand why I was feeling the way I was. She celebrated along with me as I grew into a better heart/ head space. I will definitely only ever work with Robin through BetterHelp.

Written on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Robin is very kind, and actually LISTENS to what her clients are saying! She is very easy to talk to and she validates your thoughts/feelings.

Work with me!