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. (she/her)
Upcoming Changes for ESA Letters
Starting in 2022, there will be new standards for assessment for emotional support animals. There will now be a 30-day period after the assessment begins before you can receive any documentation. I will continue to offer ESA assessments, and will be developing a new system to include the new standards. You are welcome to reach out now for assessment following the current standards.
I am so excited to welcome Claudette Largess to our practice. Claudette is a psychology associate, is accepting new clients, and is offering sessions remotely in California. For more information you can find more about Claudette on their page Claudette Largess.
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, increase compassion, 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 attention and curiosity, 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, navigating systems, self-worth, and organization.
I welcome folks 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, spirituality, 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 welcome you to bring your own styles and rituals as we collaborate on you getting where you want to go in your life and in your healing.