About me

Hi! My name is Robin Carver. I have been a licensed clinical social worker, LCSW since 2002. I come to this position with varied professional experiences. I completed an internship at a domestic violence shelter, provided intensive, in-home counseling to families for 1.5 years, worked on a mental health unit at a local hospital providing discharge planning, group work and conducted suicide assessments for 6 years. I spent 4.5 years working in a Therapeutic Day Treatment Program at both a middle school and elementary school (5 yo-18 yo), in which I offered a minimum of one hour of therapeutic intervention and support to children/adolescents, on a daily basis. I was in a supervisory role for the TDT Program and a School Based Outpatient Counseling Program for the last 11 years, supervising clinicians in these positions and providing supervision for their LPS/LCSW licensure. I also supervised an Intensive Care Coordination program, one of the most intensive therapeutic services available for youth, for the last 2 years. These numerous experiences have helped me to grow in my professional development immensely as well as provide me with varied opportunities to develop and strengthen my clinical skills. I am passionate about working with children and older youth and have experience working with emotion regulation, impulsivity issues/ADHD, anger management, grief, mood disorders, personal/social boundary issues, trauma/PTSD, suicidal ideation/self-harm/crisis stabilization, self-esteem issues, depression/anxiety, school/peer issues, time management and building on youth strengths and resilience to help them overcome life difficulties. I feel that building a strong and trusting relationship is the foundation to a successful therapeutic experience. Hence, that is the focus of my work with youth, finding a way to join with them where they are in life. Being warm, kind, accepting, non-judgmental, listening and reflecting are core principles in my work with children/adolescents. Once a trusting relationship has been established, I begin the work of teaching children/adolescent skills to help them navigate their relationships/behaviors at home, school and in the community. I have I find it extremely rewarding to help young people identify their strengths and values, teach them coping skills to assist them in overcoming challenging situations in a positive way and being there for them in times of need. Sometimes, they just need a person that they can trust, someone who will listen to them, someone to be with them in their most difficult moments. I am humbled to have this opportunity and cherish each and every young person with whom I have the opportunity to work. Each child/adolescent is unique, strong and resilient and I enjoy being able to walk beside them in their journey of self-growth. I am excited to have the opportunity to work with your child!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

VA LCSW 0904005258


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Robin Carver. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Robin is very compassionate and listens to my issues. She has a great deal of experience in the therapy field. I look forward to our next visit.

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 1 month

So far, so good, my daughter feels a connection with Robin. I believe that she has taught my daughter some skills that will help her to navigate living with anxiety."

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Robin is really helping me get comfortable with therapy, which is something I’ve said at times Id never do. It’s a very valuable experience and she contributes positively to my self esteem.,

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management, and adhd

Robin’s kindness always allows me to become vulnerable when sharing my emotions which have created a foundation of trust that have led to productive sessions. Robin welcomes and accepts all emotions. Her expertise combined with her warm personality make her a phenomenal therapist. I’m very thankful for Robin!

Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only been working with Robin for a short time, but have already felt a difference in my day to day life. She is a wonderful therapist, has been incredibly supportive and kind, and is someone I feel comfortable discussing all of my concerns with. She is a true professional and I would happily recommend her to anyone looking for support!

Written on Oct 15, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I am very pleased with my sessions with Robin. She listens to me she offers me things to read that may help my situation she helps me figure things out she is wonderful :)

Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Robin has been great! She listens to what I have to say, challenges when necessary, sympathizes when necessary and relates when appropriate. She has been focused on what I want to get out of counseling which is a set of tools to help me help myself.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Robin has been wonderful in our sessions so far. She has been intuitive to my concerns, attentive, and flexible. I find myself looking forward to our sessions and feel far more content and peaceful afterwards. I can’t ask for much more than that in just the few sessions we’ve had so far!

Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Robin for 3 weeks

Robin goes above and beyond. She checks in, she makes sure there is no confusion with anything and is kind and genuinely caring. She has been great a great communicator and has accommodated us even when it was outside of her normal hours. Just great all around!

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