Who is Claudia Robeson? I’ll keep it short.
Selecting and hiring a professional with whom you can open up and share intimate parts of your life is a big deal. I get it! So, if you’ve not already, take that deep breath. That’s it. Here, you can learn more about me and decide whether my style, approach, and philosophy are right for you.
The reason I became involved in counseling was to aid adolescent students struggling with the school environment. Issues that I treat include changing the patient’s negative thoughts about themselves and their environment. My counseling approaches consist of listening to patients and working with them to find a solution that will work for them because I believe that the patient is the expert of their own life. I prefer to use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness to help the patient develop coping skills to decrease stress and negative thoughts. I provide support to individuals, children, and families by listening to their challenges and working with them. It makes it easier to come up with solutions that will reduce symptoms of depression and stress.
Self-care is important to me when I am not working. One of my favorite methods consists of taking a 60-minute walk by myself, at least four days out of the week. I also enjoy watching movies at home with some popcorn or going to the theater to see a new movie. I do enjoy reading on my downtime. My favorite authors consist of bell hooks, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Marjane Satrapi. I also enjoy going to Museums and Art centers when I have the time.
All of our communication becomes part of the clinical record, which is accessible to you upon request. I will keep confidential anything you say as part of our counseling relationship, with the following exceptions: (a) you direct me in writing to disclose information to someone else, (b) it is determined you are a danger to yourself or others (including child or elder abuse), or (c) I am ordered by a court to disclose information.
As a part of any good psychotherapist’s tenure, ongoing supervision, and consultation with other professionals is necessary in order to provide optimal treatment. Personally identifiable information is excluded from this, and other information is only shared for treatment planning and implementation processes.