Think of our first session as a get to know you visit. We will discuss feelings that may be motivating you to seek therapy, also you will have the opportunity to see if you feel comfortable with me. We will go over your intake paperwork to make sure that everything is correct. We will also discuss confidentiality so that you can feel safe knowing that your information is private. If this is your first time attending a therapy session, we can go over how sessions progress toward goals that you set. The first session should feel comfortable and interactive. If you decide that we are a good fit, then we will discuss setting up a follow-up appointment.
When picking a therapist for yourself or a loved one, it’s important that you feel comfortable with your choice. These are just a few frequently asked questions about me. 1. Do you have kids? Yes, I have 2 teenage daughters and “enjoy” all the moods…and drama that teenage girls bring. My family also includes my husband, 2 cats, and 2 dogs. 2. Where do you conduct therapy sessions? Can I come to your office? At this time, I only do video or telephone sessions. I have a secure soundproof office in my home but it is not set up for in-person visits. Please note it is also against Social Work licensing standards to meet in public places such as coffee shops etc. If you enjoy video sessions then I will be a great match for you. 3. Will your family hear or see information about our sessions? Not at all. One of my former Social Work jobs was as an auditor for client’s rights. I traveled from state to state and made sure that therapists who had home offices did not violate client confidentiality. My sessions are conducted in a private office in my home that is locked and soundproofed. My computer is HIPPA compliant and used only by me. All client information is kept electronically on HIPPA approved record-keeping systems that are password protected or in locked filing systems 4. Do you only accept female clients? If so, why? My typical client is female aged 18 and up. However, I am always open to evaluating any cases that may be a good fit. Why? Being a therapist for over 20 years has given me the opportunity to work with men, women, adolescents, and children of all ages. I have worked with clients who have been extremely mentally ill and with clients who have had serious substance abuse issues. This experience has given me the knowledge to know what I do best. My best and most fulfilling work of the past 20 years has been empowering women and helping them get through the daily struggles of life. 5. What if I run into you somewhere? Won’t that be awkward? Well first of all……Texas is huge! The chances of that happening are highly unlikely. However, I am always bound by my Social Work licensing board to respect your privacy. If we did happen to see each other somewhere in public, my duty is to not acknowledge you unless you initiate the hello or wave. I am not allowed to join you in social activities. Please don’t take offense to this and likewise, I will understand the same. This is to protect your privacy. Since I am from Texas…you know I will want to yell “HEY Lady” from across the room, but I promise I won’t. 6. What is a fun fact about you? I owned a women’ boutique for 10 years, while also working as a therapist. It was so much fun, and the best part was buying all the clothes for the store. I was even featured on an MSNBC business show. I came to find that I enjoy therapy much more than selling clothing.
My therapy style is Person-Centered and Supportive. In other words, my style is uniquely tailored to you and what you are needing support with at the time that you enter therapy. I don't believe that all people fit neatly into perfect boxes or certain treatment styles. However, I do firmly believe in being non-judgmental, empathetic, and assisting you to realize your own inner strengths.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Self-esteem is the degree to which a person feels confident, valuable, and worthy of respect. Feeling low self-esteem can influence overall well-being and be linked to anxiety and/or depression.
Caregiver stress & support
Caring for a friend or family member (paid or unpaid) includes emotional support, housework, help with finances, medication management, and shopping. Can be stressful, making caregivers more vulnerable to things like anxiety, isolation, and fatigue.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Women’s health is regarded as the holistic being and experience of being female. This extends beyond consideration for illness and other complex conditions but to general considerations of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Issues may include female oppression, socialized gender role, female reproductive issues, motherhood, body image, divorce, and substance use.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Designed to help people choose, change, or leave a career at any stage of life. Careers are often wrapped up in people’s perceived identity, therefore, any change can cause anxiety and/or depression.
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Refers relationship issues with a partner or spouse. Can include issues related to relationship distress, relationship satisfaction, communication, intimacy, etc.
Grief is a reaction to an emotionally significant loss and often comes with symptoms of depression or anxiety. These symptoms can remain intense and last for a long time after a loss, making it difficult to move forward with a healthy lifestyle.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Strength Based Therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker- Texas
TX, LCSW, 103450
Masters of Social Work (MSW), Social Work, University of Houston
BA, Psychology, University of Southeastern Louisiana
Welcome, I know picking the right therapist can be overwhelming, my goal is to get to know you and make sure that you feel comfortable and safe. Please be assured that all of our video and telephone communications are conducted in my soundproof office. A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been providing Social Work services in Texas for 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I currently specialize in women’s self-esteem, anxiety, and guilt issues that stem from the stress of everyday life as a woman. • Anxiety and depression caused by the fear of COVID 19 and how our world is changing • Adjusting to life with children or the inability to have children • Mom guilt if you work and have kids in daycare • Mom shaming if you stay at home and don't work • A new marriage or divorce • Feeling isolated from friends or family • Caregiver fatigue, this can be from taking care of an elderly parent, sick spouse, or child • Feeling the pressure of having to "do it all" without help from a spouse My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, client-centered, and solution-focused counseling. I tailor dialog and treatment plans to meet the unique and specific needs of each client. I believe It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower clients to take those first steps I look forward to meeting you! Jodie Robinson, LCSW
1,, Kingwood, 77345, TX