Psychotherapy and Consulting
What is Divergent Worlds? I created my practice to create a space where you can come and be yourself, find yourself, and become yourself. Divergent Worlds recognizes that we all need a space to be real, even and especially as we are exploring what that might mean. Regardless of how you do things, your relationship style, what you do for fun or to de-stress, and what feels easy or hard.
Through therapy for clients, supervision for licensed and pre-licensed associates, and consultation with and for other therapists, we all at Divergent Worlds envision supporting each person in finding, connecting with, and asserting their identities, values, and selves.
Weirdos are welcome!
Not a weirdo? We welcome everybody, and create space for authentic expression in all forms. Nobody is too weird, or not weird enough.
Looking for our other therapists and associates? Find them on our associates page!
Rachel Robbins, Psy.D. (she/they)
Out of Office from 11/21/23 to 11/27/23
I will be out of the office between Tuesday November 21st and Monday November 27th.
For existing clients or for questions, you are welcome to call and email and I will respond when I am able. I am not currently able to work with any new folks or schedule new assessments at this time.
If you are in crisis please call the San Francisco County Crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 or the Alameda County Crisis line at 1-800-309-2131.
Meeting Remotely and In-Person
Most sessions are currently being held remotely, with in-person sessions on Wednesdays. I can't guarantee in-person options will be available but will always try to meet scheduling needs. You are welcome to ask if you have any questions about this process.
New Client Scheduling
I am open to meeting with new people, couples, and multi-partner relationships to start therapy. However, my schedule is very full. I will do my best to accommodate your scheduling needs or refer you to other therapists who might be a great fit for you, but realize that my schedule options can sometimes add barriers to getting started and will be transparent as possible about the options.
Using This Site
To answer potential questions and provide information, this website has a lot of pages and info. The services page describes what we offer and contact page describes how to connect to us. The other pages add more details, and you aren't required to read or know it all to reach out.
for Adults, Young Adults, and Relationships
In our world, there can be so many messages about what we can and should be doing, and what we can and should be capable of. My philosophy is that every person is capable of living a fulfilling life, and identifying for themselves and their communities what that might be. Every person is unique and different and has a place in our world, and in therapy we can work together to support your trajectory, or help you find it and get there.
Moving through the world can be full of ups and downs. One part of life can feel and seem great, while others are harder or feel like a complete mess. Everything is moving along but something still doesn't quite feel right. Or everything just isn't OK at all. Sometimes, health, troubling events, personal and family history of trauma, oppression, environment, inequity, life transitions, stresses, and losses can create challenges that make both large and small situations more difficult. You might struggle to do what you want and need, hesitate to assert your wants and needs, or question whether you know what you want in the first place. Together with attention and curiosity, we can navigate emotional, relationship, situational, and environmental influences as you connect to yourself and others, and explore outlets for stability, creativity, intimacy, fun (when and if you want any of that) and everything in between.
You are an expert in your own experience and I welcome you to bring your own styles and rituals as we collaborate on your getting where you want to go in your life and in your healing.