Robin Livingston-Richter

(MSW, LICSW)

About Me

I am so glad you are taking the first step to improving your teenager's emotional well-being. You are making an investment in your family life. I look forward to helping you.

The first thing I want to let you know is that you are not alone. Oftentimes parents feel lonely and helpless on this journey. Parents often blames themselves and wonder what they did wrong. This is not your fault and it is not too late.

I have worked with teenagers and families for more than 25 years. I have had the privilege to work with clients in various settings including inpatient and outpatient hospitals, day treatment centers, shelters, outpatient clinics and private practice. Most of my work with families has been through family therapy, parent coaching, parenting therapy, and parent-child conflict.

I am also an ADHD life coach. I have worked with students on helping them implement strategies to achieve success. Most of my clients struggle with their self-esteem and self-worth. I am a strengths-based therapist and utilize solution-oriented therapy techniques. Most clients I work with put so much energy into overcompensating for their struggles that they don't realize they have amazing strengths/gifts. I help my clients recognize their abilities and learn to shine even when life is overwhelming.

In addition to my clinical work, I am the co-founder of Mental Health Navigators, a non-profit organization helping parents and caring adults who have a child living with a mental health condition. Through this I also facilitate a virtual parenting group for parents of teenagers.

I live in Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota graduate school in 1993. When I am not connecting with clients, I love to exercise, listen to music, spend time outdoors, travel, and spend time with my husband, two adult children, and my dogs. I am a huge sports fan and enjoy cheering for my local teams.

I really look forward to connecting with you and helping you navigate this time in your teenager's life. Remember: what is going on today in your child's life doesn't define them or predict their future.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #03123 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Robin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, and adhd

She's the real deal. Thank you Robin.

Written by S.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Incredibly accommodating and ability to connect is much appreciated!

Written by J.E. on Mar 26, 2021 after counseling with Robin for 3 weeks

Robin is approachable, caring, fun and able to connect very well with my teen.

Written by J.O. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Robin for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and adhd

First time therapy goer here. I was so very lucky to be paired with Robin on the first try. We have been working together since 2020 and it has been an amazing experience. She is so positive, validating, and really understanding. For someone who does not get much affirmation in their life, having Robin acknowledge me has been so helpful and rewarding. Our conversations are always so engaging and I always look forward to our weekly video chats. I highly recommend working with her.

Written by K.A. on Feb 27, 2021 after counseling with Robin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Robin is very helpful and I enjoy working with her. She listens and gives good advice. Her feedback is very helpful in my daily life.

Written by T.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after counseling with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Robin has been amazing to work with. She really listens and provides great feedback. I also like how she gives me worksheets to read after our sessions. I am able to get a deeper understanding of a topic we may have discussed, and it really helps me to further focus on it.

Written by K.A. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I was nervous about starting an online type of counseling and also with a whole new therapist, but Robin makes you feel very comfortable and welcome! She asks questions to make you think and process that help guide you into what you can do to better yourself. I appreciate the few sessions I had with her, I decided I needed to take a break on counseling, simply because work and life in general had been too hectic for me to concentrate on this aspect of my life. When I let Robin know this, she was very supportive and didn’t make me feel guilty or worry about this decision. She’s very experienced in what she does and I think she’s great to work with!

Written by S.E. on Jan 23, 2021 after counseling with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

My experience of working with Robin has been such a gift. I’m grateful for her expertise, positivity and the safe place at each session. She helped me work through my anger and the things behind them - communication in a difficult family situation, fears about parenting and my past, and coached me in developing my strengths and self esteem. Difficult circumstances are still in my life, and I have grown in courage and confidence in my ability to face them.

Written by A.U. on Dec 23, 2020 after counseling with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She has always timely with message responses. I’ve only had one video session, but she has made me feel extremely comfortable.

Written by J.E. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Robin truly helped me out in a time I needed it. I have never tried online counseling or therapy in general but this was such a wonderful and eye opening experience. I feel so much more capable to deal with the situations I face not only in my day to day, but in my head as well. I am extremely grateful I had the chance to work with her.

Written by B.A. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Robin is a great listener. She helps me organize my thoughts and create plans to accomplish my goals. She is so positive and motivating! I appreciate Robin so much!

Written by A.M. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Robin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

This was my first experience with a counselor, I felt a little nervous opening up to a ‘stranger’ but Robin had such a calming and accepting manner that I felt comfortable right away. I sought out counseling because I was having a hard time finding myself and what I needed. Robin helped me to identify my values and personal strengths which helped me to uncover my inner truth and know how to live it out fully.

Written by C.A. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Robin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Robin has helped me exponentially while working with her. She is incredibly easy to connect with and truly cares about her clients. She took the time to get to know me and understand my perspectives. She is incredibly friendly and fun to talk to. I genuinely looked forward to our video sessions every week. She asked me tough questions I wasn't able to ask myself. She provided numerous tools to assist me in my development. Overall, I felt Robin truly cared about me as a person and wanted to see me improve. She validated all of my feelings and helped my understand why I was feeling the way I was. She celebrated along with me as I grew into a better heart/ head space. I will definitely only ever work with Robin through teen counseling.

Written by P.A. on Nov 13, 2020 after counseling with Robin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Robin is very kind, and actually LISTENS to what her clients are saying! She is very easy to talk to and she validates your thoughts/feelings.