Therapist Profile

Name:
Robin Starkey Harpster
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
95 N. Marengo Ave. Suite 205 Pasadena, CA 91101-1755
Phone:
(626) 585-8075
Website:
License Number
LMFT41937
Practicing Since:
2005
Additional Licenses:
LMFT Lic. #41937

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
I believe in the capacity of each girl and woman to find personal strength, connection, healing, and power. It is my mission to utilize this capacity as witness, support, and guide through each girl's and woman's journey to find her authentic and whole self.

About My Practice

Office Hours
TWTh 10-5
Services
I have been working with children, adolescents, and their families since 1996. Through individual, family, parent and group psychotherapy I help girls and women develop empowering relationships, discover their unique gifts and skills, and find their own path of self-discovery. In addition to a strength-based interpersonal approach, I actively utilize creative therapies such as sandtray and art therapy to enhance growth and heal from life's challenges. Specialties: Skill building and coping techniques for recovery from anxiety (including selective mutism), depression and self-injury; Building friendship & social competency skills; Learning positive ways for dealing with anger; Developing a positive body image; Enhancing relationships; Building communication for teens and parents; Navigating the challenges of new motherhood and pregnancy. Professional Affiliations & Memberships: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; Selective Mutism Group; Postpartum Support International.
Insurance
Private Pay, PPO
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
BS, Biological Sciences, Univeristy of California at Santa Barbara, 6/1999 MA, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, 9/2002

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Adolescents
Anxiety
Children
Creativity
Depression/Clinical Depression
Expressive Art Therapies
Families
Infertility/Adoption/Pregnancy
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Parenting
Play Therapy
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Step/Blended Families
Stress
Sand Tray Therapy
Women's Issues

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Art/Movement/Psychodrama
Attachment
Behavioral
Cognitive-Behavioral
Developmental/Depth
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
Family Systems
Humanistic/Existential
Certifications
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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