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Founder & Clinical Director

Welcome I feel privileged to lead a team of highly skilled and sought after Mental Health Clinicians. As the Clinical Director, I wear a lot of hats. Most importantly, I take pride in ensuring that every client we serve is treated with respect and dignity.

You may be reaching out for support for a variety of reasons, not limited to: 

  • You may be experiencing stress (at home, school, work, etc).
  • You may have recently experienced a loss (death, job loss, moved to a new state, divorce/separation, etc).
  • You might have a child who is having a hard time adjusting to a new school (or grade, or a change in the family) and you're not sure how to support him/her/they.
  • You may be having difficulty in your relationship.
  • You LOVE your job, but you find yourself feeling burned out and overwhelmed.
  • You experienced abuse or a traumatic experience (in the present or past) that is impacting your life
  • You are a mental health professional and are experiencing compassion fatigue

There are a variety of life transitions that you may experience that could benefit from the support of a therapist. Congratulations on taking this step.

What can you expect? 

You can expect to be accepted, supported and understood without judgment. I strive to create a safe space for all of my clients. I will honor your beliefs and values. I will rely on your expertise (and lived experience) to develop goals that are realistic and aligned with your desired outcome.

Where I've been...

Over the past twelve years’, I've gained experience working as a mental health clinician, author, instructor and researcher; these experiences informed my approach to teaching, training other clinicians, serving clients, and leading a team of phenomenal clinicians.

In addition to being the Founder and Clinical Director of FIT, LLC I am an Assistant Professor at Argosy University in the Virginia. I am honored to serve clients and to serve in a leadership position in the Counseling field. I've held several professional appointments, currently I am the President of the Maryland Association of Counselors, Educators, and Supervisors (MACES).

Credentials and Specializations: I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Maryland and is a National Certified Counselor. Although I work with individuals and families who experience a myriad of mental health concerns, she specializes in grief, loss and life transitions, and neuro-developmental disabilities.

Educational Background: I completed the Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling at The George Washington University, I holds a Masters of Arts-Research in Counseling and Human Development from Saint Louis University (in Missouri). I also earned a post-Masters certification in Grief, Loss, and Life Transitions. Additionally, I have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

I've spent much of my career as both a practitioner and scholar, examining the needs of and working with children, adolescents, and families who have been adversely impacted by trauma, poverty, substance abuse, and other chronic stressors. My research focuses on factors that impact well-being among African American youth in urban public housing; particularly those youth who have histories of trauma.  My research interests are centered on understanding how these experiences and responses impact the proximal and distal factors that ultimately influence well-being among this vulnerable population.  I was recently (2016) received a Prolific scholar award from Argosy University and an Emerging Leaders Award from the Southern Association of Counselors, Educators and Supervisors.  I was selected as a Minority Fellow (2013) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) in conjunction with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), for her commitment to serving underrepresented and under-served youth and minorities.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Nebbitt, V.E., & Robinson, A.M. (2015). Chapter 5: Modeling Latent Profiles of Efficacious Beliefs and Attitudes toward Deviance in Context Matters: Columbia University Press.

Nebbitt, V.E. & Robinson, A.M. (2011). Factor Structure and Expression of Depressive Symptoms in a Community Sample of African American Adolescents living in urban housing in the Handbook of African American Health: Social and Behavioral Interventions

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Robinson, A.M. & Wright-Cunningham, K. (November 2016). Understanding the intersection of race and trauma response among urban African American youth. Maryland Counseling Association Annual conference. Baltimore, MD

Randolph-Alvarez, T., Ford, D., Joe, J.R., and Robinson, A.M. (October 2016). Disaster Mental Health: A Model of Multiculturalism and Social Justice in Response Efforts. Southern Association of Counselors, Educators, and Supervisors Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.

Robinson, A.M. & Alston, S. (July 2016). Black Youth Where Art Thou: Understanding Help Seeking Behaviors. American Mental Health Counseling Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA

Robinson, A.M. (May 2016). Do they trust us? Understanding help seeking behaviors among urban African American youth in public housing. National Board of Certified Counselors Symposium. Reston, VA.

Robinson, A.M. (May 2015). Creating Pathways for Transition-Age Youth’s Engagement in Mental Health Counseling. National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation Symposium. Raleigh, NC.

Robinson, A.M. (May 2015). Overcoming barriers to Minority Mental Health Treatment and Services. National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation Symposium. Raleigh, NC.

Robinson, A.M., Alston, S., Nebbitt, V.E. (December 2014). Promotive factors of well-being among trauma exposure urban African American youth. Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference. National Harbor, MD.

Robinson, A.M., Nebbitt, V.E., & Alston, S. (2013). Measuring well-being among urban African American youth. Educational and Symposia for Research and Innovation: The George Washington University.

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