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  • Alexandra M. Robinson, PhD

    Executive Director | Licensed Clinical Psychologist #31997

    Dr. Robinson is the founder and Executive Director of California Counseling Clinics and a staff psychologist at UCSB. As a psychologist, she is passionate about helping people of all ages find solutions to the challenges of life, and utilizes evidenced-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in order to do so. Dr. Robinson also has multiple publications exploring the effects of psychosocial stressors on pregnancy and birth outcomes, epigenetic changes due to stress in pregnancy, early development, as well as, student mental health and brief therapy interventions. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and her research interests include psychosocial stress factors, primary support formation in pregnancy, multicultural counselling, acculturation research, and single session therapy training and interventions.

     

     

    • PhD in Counselling Psychology, University of Calgary
    • MS in Counselling Psychology, University of Calgary
    • BS in Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge

     


     

    • Founder & Director, California Counseling Clinics
    • Staff Psychologist & Single Session Coordinator, UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSB Counseling and Psychological Services
    • Pre-doctoral Intern, Institute of Multicultural Counseling and Education Services
    • Clinician, Eastside Family Centre
    • Practicum Trainee, Children’s Hospital and Wood’s Homes Exceptional Needs Program
    • Practicum Trainee, Eastside Family Services
    • Practicum Trainee, Family Support Network

     


     

    Areas of Interest

    Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, Maternal Mental Health, Trauma, Solution-Focused Therapy, Single Session Therapy, Stress and Coping, Depression, Health Psychology

     

    Common Presenting Issues I Treat

    ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Family Conflict, Grief, Hoarding, Infertility, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, OCD, Oppositional Defiance, Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, Testing and Evaluation, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women’s Issues

     

    Types of Therapy

    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
    • Trauma-Focused
    • Family/Marital Therapy
    • Single Session Therapy
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Motivational Interviewing

     

    Age Ranges

    Children (6-10), Preteens/Tweens (11-13), Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19), Adults, Older Adults (65+)

     

    Special Certificates & Training

    • Single Session Services
    • Trauma Focused CBT Certification
    • Trauma-informed Wraparound Services
    • Seeking Safety Certification
    • Domestic Violence training
    • Multicultural Competence RRR
    • Full Service Partnership
    • LGBTQ training
    • Multicultural ethics
    • Child Development Specialization