Robin Woolley

(LISW, LADAC)
Therapist Robin Woolley Photo

About Me

Forty years ago, I was trained as a Holistic Social Worker. I have worked across the America's with all age groups and numerous cultures. It is important to me to offer you person-centered communication to support you strengthening your own motivation to change. No one knows you like you do! There are many healing traditions out there and I will honor you and your choices.

My approach to counseling combines cognitive (thought) and somatic (body) techniques. I specialize in working with stress and trauma. We all have different responses to stress and trauma. I work with how your nervous system has been dysregulated, basic understanding that Trauma is in the nervous system not the event. Symptoms arise when residual energy from the experience is not released from the nervous system. For instance, if your system is stuck on "High" you may be experiencing Rage, Hyperactivity, Elation/Mania, Anxiety, Panic and engaging in high risk behavior. If your system is stuck on "Low" you could be experiencing Depression, Disconnection, Hopeless, Exhaustion and Numbness.

Together we will help your Nervous System Discharge! I have used these techniques successfully helping veterans who return from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, those who survive natural disasters, abuse, medical procedures and any experience where you felt your life was threatened. Telling your story over and over can be re-traumatizing and I will not do that to you! I am trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Art Therapy, Self-Hypnosis, Trauma First Aide to name a few. In my experience talk therapy is like riding in a car, you get there but it takes longer. When you combine cognitive and somatic therapies, it's like getting on a jet! Our World is changing let’s make that a positive.

Let’s drop the weight of the past and soar towards the future, are you ready?


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I-2696 (Expires: 2022-07-01)

LISW #6801108019 (Expires: 2024-04-30)

LCSW #18778 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Oct 01, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I was reluctant to pursue counseling or therapy due to some bad experiences in the past...but I felt at ease with Robin early on. I knew I would be pursuing counseling for a limited amount of time...so I gave her specific things I needed to work on and told her about specific problems that were creating difficulties for me. She provided me relevant resources.

She took me at my word...and I don't think we wasted any time because of it. I get the impression that she could go a lot deeper if I stuck with it longer -- but I just needed some temporary help and tools.

I think she has different gears...so I think she may be able to accommodate a diversity of personality types. I felt like she was an engaged, authentic person.

Written by J.E. on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Robin is such a kind, caring, beautiful person who always challenged me to look outside myself and look at the bigger picture while also giving me the tools to tackle the day to day relationship and spiritual challenges I was encountering. I am so thankful for her! Highly recommend!

Written by R.O. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I have already recommended Robin Woolley to several friends. I'm afraid her plate will be too full. She has an intuitive sense about things that speaks to her years of experience.

Written by S.T. on Aug 31, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 3 weeks

Robin is all about getting to the root cause of the problem and providing practical tools to deal with things. I learned a lot of tips to deal with everyday stress and anxiety - techniques that I can actually practice. I highly recommend Robin!

Written by N.I. on Aug 30, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Robin’s ability to hear me and guide me through our sessions has already helped me immensely. I look forward to our sessions each week.

Written by C.A. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Such an amazing counselor. Helped me in so many ways even after just a few weeks.

Written by M.I. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Robin is wonderful! Welcoming, kind, and so nurturing, which is what I really need. She challenges me and helps me to look at some difficult things as well.

Written by R.O. on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Robin is a true trauma therapist. I am lucky to have her.

Written by C.H. on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Robin is so empathetic and kind. She has helped me face and heal old woulds that I didn’t know were still there in the time we have been working together. She has a gift of knowing exactly what to say to make me feel supported in my journey.

Written by F.I. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Robin is an excellent therapist with great incorporation of practical holistic and science knowledge. It makes for an adventurous exploration and validation of my wounds within a safe space she provides. She listens actively and provides insights divinely. She sends me helpful worksheets to fill out relative to my stress and ways to handle it. She also speaks in my astrology language which made my situation I’m in more clear. We’re currently only on my 3rd session and I can’t wait to dive more into my pool of subconscious realm. You’re a rare gem, Robin! I recommend anyone who are dealing with emotional and mental distress to work with her

Written by K.E. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Robin is fantastic! She is so respectful and doesn't jump to conclusions or play the "know-all", like some other counselors I've worked with. She really listens to your needs and is very in tune with sensitivities, as to not push or pry past your comfort level. She is gentle, yet effective. I highly recommend her to anybody who is looking for a stress/trauma counselor!!

Written by D.U. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Great so far!

Written by H.A. on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have just started with Robin. But so far it has been great. She listens to me and understands what I am looking for. I am excited to continue on this journey with her and see how much help she can be.

Written by L.I. on Oct 31, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Robin is amazing. This is my first time ever doing counselling and I was paired up with Robin. I have no regrets. I was going thought major changes with my family and Robin really help me to put everything in perspective and help me see things in a new light. she is very easy to talk to and work with. I’m really grateful to have met her as she have taught me so much. Thank you Robin. Both my husband and I really appreciate everything you do for us.

Written by S.U. on Sep 21, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Robin has been a huge support to me over the last few months after a friends death. She is attentive and supportive and works with methods that suit you. I will always be grateful for the support she has given me during a really difficult time. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Written by B.E. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Robin has helped me a lot over the last few weeks. She has given me different perspectives on issues and also practiced exercises that actually work! Her unique and practical way of counselling has allowed me to better understand my thought process and how to work through negative feelings. She’s very easy to talk to and one of the best counsellors I’ve had!

Written by C.H. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

I matched up with Robin when I first signed up for the service. I was looking for help with anger management and myself and those around me can attest to her abilities as a counsellor/therapist. I would highly recommend her to anybody who needs any kind of help.

Written by N.I. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Robin has been instrumental in turning around my mental health issues. She has been punctual and attentive during our sessions and our bond has grown helping each session become more and more useful. I would definitely recommend speaking out and opening up to Robin

Written by F.A. on Jul 16, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

She has been an amazing therapist, very supportive and empathetic, makes you feel calm and relaxed, helped me with my stress

Written by M.I. on Jul 16, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

She listens and provides great help

Written by H.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Listens extremely well, is composed and calming through the sessions and digging for deeper understanding without applying alot of pressure.

Written by G.I. on Jun 29, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Working with Robin is like no other talk therapy experience I have had before. I am amazed at how far I've come in just a few sessions! She has prompted me to open up in ways that are positive, and don't require reliving trauma. I'm very grateful for her thoughtful support and her creative style.

Written by B.E. on Jun 21, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I was initially hesitant to try counseling, but Robin has been absolutely fantastic and now I’m really glad I decided to go for it. She is caring and compassionate and so intuitive in her responses and suggestions. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough and I’m really grateful for all her help and support so far.

Written by A.L. on Jun 17, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have been working with Robin for a very short time about 3 weeks, and in those 3 weeks, I have found that I have made changes in not only my mental state and in my state of well being overall. I have found myself, being less stressed about things and I feel more positive about things, I know that I will have bad days but those bad days are part of the recovery and that the end result is going to be well worth it. I am excited to complete the worksheets that Robin sends me and I feel those worksheets have really opened my mind and helped me address what is the cause or causes of the issues that I seem to be suffering from.

I really enjoy working with Robin and I "HIGHLY" recommend her and her services and her approaches to things to anyone that feels, they want to change things in their life and they want to change for the better.

ROBIN WOLLEY ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written by J.O. on Jun 15, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Robin is a down to earth, friendly and knowledgeable person. Although we have only had 1 video chat so far, I know that I’m comfortable talking to her about very personal things. I’m very glad that I decided to reach out for help and that I had the pleasure of meeting Robin. I look forward to our future video chats as I feeI I have much to learn from her. Thank you Robin!

Written by A.N. on Jun 14, 2020 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Awesome experience!