Young Adults / College Students
Family members of aging adults with complex medical or cognitive support needs
Specialties & expertise
Caregiving "sandwich generation" and families of aging adults
Existential issues and challenges
Meg Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in young adults and families of aging adults. She received her MSW in Clinical Social Work from Boston University, and completed her Doctoral studies in Medieval French Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Meg currently runs a private practice and works as a Staff Counselor at Johnson & Wales University.
Meg's expertise in the young adult population stems from her 15+ years of previous work as a professor and teacher. She also has deep knowledge in the caregiving "sandwich generation" based on her experience as a clinical counselor and case manager for Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
As a social worker, Meg sees clients in the context of their environment, including the influences of race, gender, and sexual identity.
Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias; eating disorders related to anxiety
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
College pressure, imposter syndrome – Managing the pressures to succeed in academic work and taking financial risk to attend college; imposter syndrome; anxiety about job and career
Life transitions, existential issues, and challenges – Includes adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction
Stress management – Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Brown University Student Health Insurance
Johnson & Wales University
PHCS / Multiplan
Rhode Island College Student Insurance
RISD Student Insurance
URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance
Individual sessions: $100/hr
Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $80 - $100 is offered for clients needing financial assistance.
Message to clients
"I understand that reaching out for help can be intimidating. Finding a "good fit" in a therapist is key to forming a trusting and safe relationship first and foremost. Once this is established it's about finding the right approaches that are effective for each individual or family. In my experience, through this kind of therapeutic alliance – a combination of relationship and skill-building – people can and do overcome emotional challenges and accomplish greater self-understanding, acceptance and life satisfaction. "
Existential Therapy Existential therapy is a therapy approach that both embraces human potential and recognizes human limitation. The breadth of existential theory falls into four major themes, which it sees as the root of most psychological problems: 1) Death, 2) Freedom (& Responsibility), 3) Isolation, and 4) Meaninglessness. (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)
Behavioral TherapyBehavioral therapy is a treatment that helps change potentially self-destructing behaviors. Practitioners use this type of therapy to replace bad habits with good ones. The therapy also helps you cope with difficult situations. It is most often used to treat anxiety disorders. (learn more)
Education and work experience
Private Practice, Providence, RI, 2015 - Present
Johnson & Wales University, Staff Counselor in Student Counseling Services, 2015 - Present
Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Behavioral Health Liaison, clinical counselor, case manager and social work intern, Providence, RI, 2010 - 2015
Johnson & Wales University, Counseling Intern in Student Counseling Services, 2011 - 2012
Wheaton College, Adjunct Professor, First-year seminar advisor and instructor, 1996-2012
Moses Brown, Upper and Middle School French and Italian teacher and advisor, 2005 - 2009
Université de Toulouse, Teaching Assistant 1993-1994
Boston University, MSW in Clinical Social Work, 2012
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, PhD Studies, Medieval French Literature, 1996
State University of New York at Oswego, French and Secondary Education, Cum Laude
La Sorbonne, Université de Paris, Certificat de Cours de Civilisation Française, Mention Bien
French (near fluent)