Counselor, licensed in State of Texas:
University of Texas-Austin
Pacifica Graduate Institute-Santa Barbara, CA
Agency setting for seven years
Depth Psychotherapy/Formal Dream Analysis
EFT Tapping for releasing trauma/depressive states
Helping introverts to be themselves in our hyper-extroverted world including working with the HSP (the highly-sensitive person)
Artists, writers, fears, & allowing the self to emerge in the initial creative process without judgment
Assisting those who are returning from spiritual retreat
Hello to everyone!
I'm a licensed counselor in Texas with 30 years in the areas of identification of core values, self-esteem/knowing what really matters in your life, consistently making real decisions, not pseudo ones, brief therapy, family organization in the home, resilience training, issues of identity/ anxiety and relationships/marriages.
In the area of relationships/marriages, for example, so many people cannot come to any decision as to whether to go or stay. They look at pros and cons and sometimes these come out rather evenly. One question which you might ask, however, is a diagnostic one, not one where you tally up a score: do you spend more time thinking of getting out of the relationship rather than just relating. If you are spending more time thinking of getting out, than actually relating, you might want to take that seriously. Another diagnostic question concerns your core values. Does this other person/partner really reflect and agree with your core values going forward or is a great part of the relationship experienced as ambivalent? Ambivalence is one of the major sources of unhappy marriages. And your life needs to be based on good decisions.
I utilize Jungian Depth Psychology as well as current Solution-based approaches, and when applicable, Dream Amplification. Many people find their dreams a source of guidance and a legitimate tool, especially with the help of a trained therapist, during crises, arriving at crossroads, and illness, separations and break-ups. Everyone dreams in 90 minute cycles through the night (although drugs can interrupt these cycles) and understanding the real guidance offered is one of the primary tools for trusting the self.
While I am very interested in the source of a person's suffering, I look at what the person is doing now, at the present moment, which keeps the old, outdated responses in place. I will try many things to help a client and, at some point, I do expect some change to occur, even if reflected in just a small, but pivotal step Change can sometimes happen remarkably quickly; other times it takes awhile, and patience is required.
Most of us would agree that standing at that" fork in the road" too long can bring more depression and confusion than was bargained for. I would like to help you create the freedom which comes from carefully listening to yourself, reframing your feelings and styles of reacting, then taking the steps which feel comfortable to you to get you to a place of well-being and confidence. It always makes a difference to have a non-judgmental and patient person on your side, until you can be non-judgmental and patient with yourself.
From Dr. C.G. Jung: "My own understanding is the sole treasure I possess, and the greatest."
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 9578
I've been seeing Robin weekly for the past 6 weeks or so. I was dealing with two specific personal issues - a divorce and a bipolar adult child. I specifically wanted a therapist who was going to challenge me and hold me accountable - I didn't want a therapist to just listen to me cry about my problems - and boy oh boy did I come to the right place! Robin is a tremendously skilled therapist who is thoughtful, direct... She REALLY listens and responds with so much empathy, insight, and real solutions and work for me to do between sessions. I have made huge strides already and it's only been a few weeks! I know I have a long way to go but I feel incredibly lucky to have found her - to have her support through all of this messy life stuff. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a strong therapist who isn't going to sugar coat things (in a good way) and who goes the extra mile for you.
Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Robin is so incredibly perceptive and real. She is direct and compassionate. She has given me such a wealth of insight about myself through our interactions. Her words continue to resonate in aspects of my life to help me find peace and resolve in places I otherwise would feel lost. She is so in-tune with me, and I imagine others as well. I HIGHLY recommend Robin to anyone looking for a raw and real person to help you truly reframe the way you think about yourself and the world around you.
Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
Robin was such a fantastic therapist I can’t recommend her enough her approach to life was such an eye opener and the way see made me see things was really life changing. If your thinking about booking a session with anyone I’d look no further.
Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Knowledgable, kind, very helpful
Written on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Simply the best therapist I’ve met, was very lucky to have her support on this journey. Robin is a life saver
Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Robyn is gracious and direct at the same time. She challenges me and I feel like I've gotten real results. Excellent therapist and human being, could not recommend more.
Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Sheri for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd