Robyn DeRespinis, LCSW, ACS, Founder

Robyn DeRespinis, LCSW, ACS, FounderRobyn DeRespinis, LCSW, ACS, Founder

Robyn DeRespinis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Robyn specializes in working with individuals who have been affected by adoption, in addition to children and adolescents who are currently struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Mrs. DeRespinis obtained her Certificate in Adoption from Rutgers University in 2016 and is also a Certified Clinical Supervisor.

Robyn has been employed in the field of social services since 2003, and has had post-graduate experience working in inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings since 2006. As a mental health clinician, Robyn has facilitated Dialectical Behavior Therapy groups for adolescents and adults who have engaged in self-harming behavior.  She has also conducted individual sessions utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders.  Mrs. DeRespinis is skilled in conducting bio-psychosocial assessments, determining diagnoses, and developing comprehensive treatment plans with individuals and families with whom she works. 

She has also conducted individual sessions utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, and most recently completed Weekend 1 Training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Mrs. DeRespinis is skilled in conducting bio-psychosocial assessments, determining diagnoses, and developing comprehensive treatment plans with individuals and families with whom she works.  Robyn has a strong ability to engage with her clients in a calming way with a focus on her ability to help her clients engage in self-healing exercises. As an Approved Clinical Supervisor, Robyn is able to provide clinical supervision to LACs and LSWs looking to obtain licensure, as well as Professionals/Individuals who are seeking Consultation Services. 

Robyn’s Speciality Areas:
Adoption
Anxiety
Trauma
Mindfulness-Based Treatment
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Relevant Work Experience

Inner Clarity, LLC – Owner/Psychotherapist – 2014-Present

Wellness From Within, LLC – Psychotherapist – Group Private Practice – 2011-Present

CPC Behavioral Healthcare – Mental Health Clinicial II – 2009-2014

New York-Presbyterian Hospital Payne Whitney – Treatment Care Coordinator – 2006-2009

Community Access Unlimited – Transitional Services Program – 2003-2004

Certificates/Training/Workshops

EMDR Weekend 1 Training – 20 Hour Clinical Training – EMDR Institute

Certified Clinical Supervisor – Monmouth University, February 2016 – Able to supervise LCSW, LSW, and LAC – level Social Workers. Robyn can provide supervision hours needed to obtain social work license.

Certificate Program in Adoption – Obtained in 2016 from Rutger’s University

School Social Worker Certificate – Obtained in 2013

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training – CPC Behavioral Healthcare, 2011

SIFI Certification – Robyn is able to supervise Master’s Level Social Work Students – Rutgers University School of Social Work, 2010

“Play Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults: Strategies to STOP Talking and Play it Out” – PESI

“Ethical Professional Practice: What Every Social Worker Needs to Know” – CPC Behavioral Healthcare

“Diagnosis & Treatment of PTSD in Adults and Adolescents” – CPC Behavioral Healthcare

“Clinical Assessment and Domestic Violence” – 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc.

“Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches for Anxious Youth: Evidence-Based Strategies for Practice Settings” – CPC Behavioral Healthcare

“Treatment of Oppositional, Aggressive, & Antisocial Behavior in Children & Adolescents” – CPC Behavioral Healthcare