Michael  Robbins
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Michael Robbins

Psychologist, PhD
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated September 19, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQ and gender identity issues
  • Parenting
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Michael Robbins is a psychologist in private practice in Providence, RI with over 15 years of experience. He is psychodynamically trained, and uses a flexible combination of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and supportive therapy to meet clients where they are and define therapeutic goals together.

Dr. Robbins works with clients age 16 and up, including individuals, families, and couples. With his office conveniently located on College Hill, he sees many college students and professors from neighboring universities. Dr. Robbins trained in community centers in New York City and San Francisco, where he gained experience working with people from all different backgrounds, and he particularly enjoys seeing international students and people in the LGBTQ community. Dr. Robbins has expertise in depression, anxiety disorders including OCD, and parenting issues.

Message to clients

It's difficult to be in college. It's difficult to be in a transitional time in your life, and I think it makes a lot of sense to come to therapy and talk with someone who can help you sort out the larger questions in your life so you know where you want to go and who you want to be and what you want to do.


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

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

LGBTQ and gender identity issues - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $175

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Providence practice
295 Angell Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02906
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 to 6
  • Tue 9 to 6
  • Wed 9 to 6
  • Thu 9 to 6
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 to 6
  • Tue 9 to 6
  • Wed 9 to 6
  • Thu 9 to 6
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, Providence, RI, 2012 - Present
Feil & Oppenheimer Psychological Services, Barrington, RI, 2002 - 2012
Pesach Tikvah Continuing Day Treatment Program, Brooklyn, NY, 2000 - 2002
Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, New York City, NY, 2000 - 2001
Greater Hartford Internship Consortium, Newington Medical Center & University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1999 - 2000
San Francisco Clinical Neurosciences, 1998 - 1999
Psychological Assessment and Rehabilitation Services, Middletown, CT, 1997
Oakes Children's Center, San Francisco, CA, 1995 - 1996
Sunset Mental Health Services/Day Treatment Center, San Francisco, CA, 1994 - 1995

California School of Professional Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2000
California School of Professional Psychology, MA in Clinical Psychology, 1996
Yale University, B.A. (Cum Laude with Honors) in Psychology, 1991



Professional endorsements

"Dr. Robbins has a breadth of experience, and draws on many different therapeutic modalities in his work. He is an engaging, thoughtful, and caring therapist with a great sense of humor. Dr. Robbins is non-judgmental, easy to talk to, and an attentive listener."

- William Brennan, ThM, MA, LMHC • June 2016

"Dr. Robbins is a seasoned and thoughtful professional. He has experience with children, adolescents, and couples/families. He can draw on all of these resources from training and experience. Dr. Robbins is open, non-judgmental and accepting."

- Katherine Byron Kahr, LICSW • June 2016