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Amy Robbins LCSW
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What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?
That we are as similar as we are different. Both profoundly matter.
If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?
In 1980, as a sophomore in the Department of Social Welfare at California State University, Long Beach, I was essentially changed by the film “Ordinary People.” The portrayal of a psychologist using a direct therapeutic style, his compassion for his client’s resilience, the willingness to grow with his client, and the absolute focus on him set me up for success. In fact, several years ago a client said to me, with minor annoyance, “You remind me of Judd Hirsch in “Ordinary People.” I was very pleased.
What does a first session with you look like?
A first session with me is always viewed as a single session. This means that I may have just this one chance to give you something; an insight, an idea, a new perspective perhaps, that you didn’t have when you came in.
Types of Therapy
- California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW21965
MSW University of California, Los Angeles, BSW California State University, Long Beach,
Change—both expected and wanted or the complete opposite—affects us all, and we cope with it in varying ways. Traumatic events, for example, are never planned and often require new strategies to effectively navigate a world that may no longer feel as safe as it once had. The impact of loss, anticipated or not, deeply affects individuals, families and couples. My clinical practice is built on an investment in encouraging one’s own narrative expression of the human experience, identifying skills and strategies for living one’s best life, and providing a secure and caring place in which to grow and love change. In my 25+ years as a Clinical Social Worker, I have engaged in a number of practices related to the mental health needs of adults from ages 18-99. My areas of expertise in multiple settings using multiple approaches include but are not limited to: Anxiety and depression, coping with a loved one’s illness, the LGBTQ experience, living well with ongoing medical/mental health conditions, the quest for job satisfaction, life after trauma and loss, harm reduction/recovery from alcohol and marijuana,, embracing life transitions, and the aging experience.
Frequently Asked Questions About Amy Robbins, LCSW
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Amy Robbins, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Amy Robbins accepting new clients?
Yes, Amy Robbins is accepting new clients.
Does Amy Robbins accept insurance?
No, Amy Robbins does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Amy Robbins offer?
Amy Robbins offers therapy for individuals.
Does Amy Robbins offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in California can book Amy Robbins for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Amy Robbins offer online therapy?
Yes, Amy Robbins offers online therapy to people in California.
How quickly can I see Amy Robbins?
Amy Robbins typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Amy Robbins speak?
Amy Robbins conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Amy Robbins online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Amy Robbins online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.