Anna Macgregor Robin, LICSW

Anna Macgregor Robin
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients (updated June 1, 2017)

Note: Not currently accepting new Beacon Health clients

Anna Macgregor Robin's intelligence, compassion, and experience shine through the moment you meet her. One instantly feels comfortable in her presence.

- Dr. Judith Vilmain, Psychologist (2017)

Book an initial phone call

Chat briefly to ensure a good match before a full appointment. (Free)

1 Verify insurances & fees.

2 Book a phone call!

If you are a prospective client, please schedule a phone consult above. For other inquiries, you can email Anna here.

    About Anna

  • Sees clients for anxiety, family and relationship dysfunction, life transitions, and organizational skills
  • Works with teenagers, young adults and college students, adults, and couples
  • Uses an integrated approach, primarily based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Enjoys helping clients foster strong communication skills in order to improve relationships

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

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.

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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."

EDUCATION & 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

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

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

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

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

clientele

CLIENTELE

Teenagers (13 - 18)
Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Couples
Parents

Languages

LANGUAGES

English

 

TRANSPORTATION

From Brown University 
5min drive22min walk10min bus

From RISD
7min drive11min bus10min bike

From Johnson & Wales
8min drive20min bus16min bike

 


Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified? Anna uses a holistic approach when working with clients. I’ve seen firsthand her compassion towards others and her dedication to her work. She provides a safe and relaxed environment that allows clients to feel at ease while at the same time work through challenging issues. She’s bright and energetic with impeccable communication and clinical skills
— Amy Simpson, LMFT (2017)
Why would you recommend this therapist? What makes them especially qualified? Anna Macgregor Robin’s intelligence, compassion, and experience shine through the moment you meet her. One instantly feels comfortable in her presence. She has great success working with adolescents, and with adults going through big life changes, such as divorce, loss, facing an empty nest, and career shifts.
— Dr. Judith Vilmain, Psychologist (2017)