Typically, the first visit is designated as a combination assessment and focus on the presenting problem. This session is 90 minutes in length. Robin works to understand the context of the challenges for each person and begins, with the patient, to build the all-important therapeutic relationship. Subsequent sessions are 55 minutes in length.
Robin determines with each patient whether her services and style are a good fit with the individual. She treats a variety of mental and behavioral health disorders and uses criteria from the current edition of the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-V, as validated by the patient, to make a diagnosis, to target treatment and to satisfy insurance carriers.