Hello! I’m grateful for this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. I was born and raised in the Boston area, and after living out of state for eleven years, I have returned and am excited to share my expertise about children, their growth and development and challenges associated along the way.
While I was away I earned my B.A. in Psychology and American Sign Language at the University of Connecticut and then graduated with a degree in Mental Health Counseling from Gallaudet University, famous for being the only Deaf university in the world. Although not Deaf myself, I am fluent in American Sign Language and am forever grateful for the many wonderful experiences I had as a minority at a bilingual university.
Post grad school I was offered a job at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) and Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) in Baltimore working with children, both inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of challenges. I developed manageable techniques, alleviating stressors for both child and caregiver. I often described my approach as being psychology made easy for everyone. It was important to me that an approach could be shaped to fit within each unique family system. As I continue with my outpatient work in a new city, it is very important I implement these same tools to help families in the Greater Boston area. I am passionate about my work and helping to dissolve barriers one might face in working with children.
I feel it important to disclose that I am currently working as a consultant and not under the pretense of a licensed mental health counselor as I am not licensed in the state of Massachusetts. However, as a Nationally Certified Counselor I am still bound by a strict code of ethics for the protection of your privacy and standard of services provided.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and teaching drama classes to local children. While I currently do not have any children of my own, I have been in very active roles as a caregiver for several children from birth. I currently live in Quincy, MA and play a major role in raising my two nieces Kenna, age 7 and Kensley, age 5. I also own a young therapy dog in training, Dalai Jade, who I love very much.
Finally, I would like to take a moment to thank you personally for being a part of this process by showing interest in this site. I hope you enjoy what you find, and will find, as Robyn’s N.E.S.T. continues to grow.