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. Through therapy for clients, supervision for licensed and pre-licensed associates, and consultation with and for other therapists, we all at Divergent Worlds envision facilitating each person in finding, connecting with, and asserting their personal and professional 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.
Announcing Next Step Portal!
I am excited to announce the launch of our new activity and skill portal, Next Step. Next Step is a collection of activities and skills designed as an adjunct or alternative to therapy to help you get unstuck, create movement, and keep the healing momentum going. Click Next Step for more details!
All sessions are currently being held remotely. I will return to meeting face to face when it is safe and possible. 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.
Supportive, Non-Judgmental Psychotherapy for Adults, Young Adults, and Relationships
My philosophy is that every person is capable of living a fulfilling life, and of creating and meeting their goals. 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. Psychotherapy can help people to strengthen their relationships with themselves and others, develop natural strengths, and shift responses to stress and challenge.
Living and 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. Or everything is moving along but something still doesn't quite feel right. Sometimes, factors such as health, troubling events, history of trauma, oppression, environment, inequity, life transitions, stresses, and losses can create barriers that make both large and small situations more difficult. You might struggle to set limits, hesitate to assert your wants and needs, or question whether you know what you want in the first place. With assistance and attention, emotional, relationship, situational, and environmental influences can be navigated as you connect to yourself and others, and create and achieve your goals.
Specific experiences that I can help with include improving relationships, exploring and supporting sexuality/relationship/gender/sub-culture expression and diversity, depression and anxiety, empowerment, resolving trauma, self-improvement, self-worth, and organization. Healing and growth are very individual processes, and we can use a variety of theories and techniques to create a flexible approach that best includes you and your history, communities, situation, and needs.
I welcome people from a broad range of backgrounds and lived experiences, and strive to acknowledge and create space for your multiple identities and experiences around around race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, ability, size, culture, immigration experience, alternative cultures, sexuality, gender, age, politics, and other identities and outlets for expression. You are an expert in your own experience and I continue to work to recognize my own conscious and unconscious bias as we all make our way together.