I'm Robin and I'm a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with 19 years experience helping children, couples, and families thrive
Therapist in Kensington, MD
What is good parenting? It looks different in every family, but at its core is human connection. I most often do parenting work with adults whose children have been diagnosed with learning differences, ADHD, autism, or other conditions that may affect the connection between parents and kids. Parents develop a clear understanding of their children's needs and learn to structure family life in a way that brings our their and their children's best selves.
Within conflict lies the greatest potential for growth. Family members or co-parents that struggle to see eye to eye can learn to hear each other and understand one another's perspectives. Often this means that everyone involved needs to hone their communication and listening skills. But it also means tuning in to one another's emotions to more deeply recognize and appreciate each other. The ultimate goal in family therapy is to get you to enjoy each other again.
ADHD is a superpower. Like any superpower the bearer has to learn when and how to use it. I help kids who are "lightning fast" or have "busy brains" or "big feelings" modulate the intensity of their reactions and use their powers to drive their success. Together we cut down on the number of "oops" moments and find more moments to shine. ADHD also runs in families. I help couples and parents with ADHD understand and appreciate one another and build a life that works best for them.