Rachel Robbins, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

CA License Number Psy22646

 

© 2015 by Rachel Robbins, Psy.D.

    What I Offer

    Individual psychotherapy

     

    Relationship therapy for couples and multi-partnered relationships

     

    Clinical Evaluations

     

    Individuals

    I believe that every individual is unique, and will work with you to identify and apply techniques designed to fit your specific style and needs. I use a  collaborative approach to ensure that you are an active part of your therapeutic experience. I draw from a variety of theories, including supportive, holistic, practical, relational, and meditative practices. In therapy we can work together as you identify and embrace both your strengths and challenges and move towards getting to where you want to go in all aspects of life.

     

    Couples and Multi-partnered Relationships

    When working with relationships, I believe in supporting every person involved, as well as the relationship itself. I strive to assist you in acknowledging and addressing daily challenges, resolving stresses that build up over time, and moving forward to establish healthy communication and partnership in the future.

    Clinical Evaluations

    I offer assessments for a variety of situations

     

    Emotional Support Animal Assessments

    I believe that animals can be a wonderful addition to our lives. Both animals and humans can benefit from the support and nurture that develops from having an animal companion. Sometimes, connection with an animal can directly impact and support mental health needs and a support animal can be a part of an active care plan. I have training and experience in the process of evaluation, retrieving tags, and navigating the world with a companion animal. I can provide assessment and documentation to determine if you qualify for having a certified service or companion animal.

    Asylum Seekers

    The system for immigration in the United States can be complex, and challenging. I provide evaluations and documentation in a variety of contexts to support people working on immigration status. I have been trained by HealthRight 360 and have provided numerous evaluations for more than a decade in a variety of contexts.

    Gender Affirmation Documentation

    Many systems (insurance, medical) require or request documentation from a psychologist as you embark on you gender journey. I embrace informed consent models for gender affirmation procedures, and can provide assessments and letters that adhere to WPATH guidelines and include any specific insurance or other system requirements.

    Some of the things I help with:

     

    Anxiety

    Building Coping Strategies

    Capturing Momentum

    Depression

    Dissociation

    Eating Disorders and Body Image

    Grief and Loss

    Identifying and Asserting Boundaries

    Life Transitions

    Managing Substance Use

    Physical Ability and Disability

    Relationships and Intimacy

    Sadness and Hopelessness

    Self Esteem and Empowerment

    Sexual Dysfunction

    Sleep Difficulties

    Trauma Recovery

    Expressing and supporting identities:

    Cultural and Cross-Cultural experiences

    Gender and Identity Journeys

    Sexual Identity Exploration

    Identifying and expressing creative outlets