Anna Macgregor Robin
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Accepting new clients for morning, daytime, and evening appointments; out of office from June 23 - July 8
Anna also offers remote video sessions.
Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Specialties & expertise
- Relationship dysfunction
- Strengthening communication skills
- Life transitions
- Adjusting to college, divorce, separation
- Emotional and general organizational skills
- Academic issues
- Couples counseling
- Anger management
- Substance abuse
Anna Macgregor Robin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in anxiety, family and relationship dysfunction (strengthening communication skills), life transitions (adjusting to college, divorce, separation), and emotional and general organizational skills.
Anna uses a combination of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and bibliotherapy, which is an approach that involves using literature to promote improved mood.
Anna is passionate about helping individuals recognize their earned wisdom and overcome their fear of positive change. She enjoys helping clients improve communication between partners and within families in order to embrace positive change in their lives.
Academic issues – Working with medical and graduate students, including balancing school and personal life, time management, and test anxiety
Couples counseling – Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities
Life transitions – Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care
Relationships – Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating
Anger management – Managing anger and its impact on personal and work relationships
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
LGBTQ topics– Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Self harm – Injuring of body tissue without suicidal intentions, including but not limited to cutting, burning, scratching, and hitting
Substance abuse – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Beacon Health
- United Health
- Brown University Student Insurance
- Johnson & Wales University
- Neighborhood Health
- RISD Student Insurance URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance
- Individual sessions: $140/session (60min), or $130/session (60min) for clients who choose to pre-pay for three or more sessions
Sliding scale: A sliding scale is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy.
Message to clients
"I have worked as a writer and an academic (in the field of communication studies), & highly value creativity and individuality. Productive therapy involves therapist and client working collaboratively, each using the other to deepen understanding. I love celebrating my clients' successes, small and large. I love it when a client makes a joke. I love watching clients grow more confident in their ability to understand themselves & enjoy their lives."
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
Family SystemsFamily systems theory views the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions in the unit. Family system therapy may be used to address conflict stemming from the family unit by working on a client's ability to maintain individuality while maintaining emotional contact with the group. (learn more)
Gestalt TherapyIn gestalt therapy, self-awareness is key to personal growth and developing full potential. The approach recognizes that sometimes this self-awareness can become blocked by negative thought patterns and behavior that can leave people feeling dissatisfied and unhappy. (learn more)
Psychodynamic TherapyThe aim of psychodynamic therapy is to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness - helping individuals unravel, experience and understand their true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. It takes the view that our unconscious holds onto painful feelings and memories, and that the defenses we develop to ensure these difficult memories do not surface from our unconscious often do more harm than good. (learn more)
Education and work experience
East Coast Mental Wellness, Therapist, 2016 - Present
Boston University, MSW, Clinical/Medical Social Work, 2015
Harvard University, BA, English Language and Literature/Letters, 1992