Gayle M. Robbins, PhD






  Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Finally, I believe my job is to match the specialized skills and interventions I learned as a Psychologist to my client's way of being in the world, thus creating an opportunity for the client to reach her or his potential as a unique human being. If this perspective appeals to you, I would be honored to participate in your treatment.

My approach to psychotherapy is based on a foundation of well-established interventions: Cognitive Behavioral and Emotion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Multicultural Theory. That’s a lot of confusing terminology. In more practical terms, I believe the psychologist-client relationship is critical in the healing process. This relationship is based on trust and respect for one another.

Once developed, it is important to look at the interconnections of the mind, body, brain and social environment in understanding the self. You may be asked to observe how thought processes impact emotions and how emotions influence thinking.  I may encourage you to look at relationships within and outside the therapy office and to see how environmental and cultural factors can shape your life. Therapeutic goals might focus on living life in the present, risk making changes, and at times learn how to live gracefully in the midst of adversity.

The diagram below is a basic representation of this interplay. Please know this represents only a small part of the larger more complex human experience.

Phone: 706.621.3033

1160 S. Milledge Avenue, Suite 240

Athens, GA 30605

As a Psychologist, I specialize in counseling, psychotherapy and assessment. I do not prescribe medication but I do work collaboratively with psychiatrists and primary care physicians as needed if medication is indicated.