Robyn DeRespinis, LCSW, Founder

Robyn DeRespinis, LCSW, FounderRobyn DeRespinis, LCSW, Founder

Village Court, Hazlet Office / Telehealth in NY, FL

Educational Background:

Robyn DeRespinis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Lafayette College and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She further expanded her expertise by obtaining a Certificate in Adoption from Rutgers University in 2016 and is a certified clinical supervisor.

Professional Experience:

Robyn has been active in the social services field since 2003, with extensive experience in inpatient, outpatient, and private practice settings. She is the owner and a psychotherapist at Inner Clarity, LLC since 2014, and has also been a psychotherapist at Wellness From Within, LLC since 2011. Her earlier roles include positions at CPC Behavioral Healthcare and New York-Presbyterian Hospital Payne Whitney.

Specializations and Clinical Practice:

Robyn specializes in adoption, attachment issues, and trauma. She is adept in utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her practice often focuses on treating anxiety, mood disorders, and mindfulness-based treatments. Robyn is particularly skilled in conducting bio-psychosocial assessments, determining diagnoses, and developing comprehensive treatment plans for individuals and families.

Therapeutic Approach:

Robyn’s therapeutic style is characterized by her calm demeanor and focus on self-healing exercises. She challenges her clients to achieve personal growth and provides practical skills for daily life, employing a combination of EMDR, imaginal nurturing, and principles from polyvagal theory to address attachment-related trauma.

Robyn’s Speciality Areas:

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 and Training:

Robyn has pursued various advanced trainings, including:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Johnson, Ed. D: On Target Couple Interventions – PESI, 11/21
  • EMDR 2 Weekend Training – 40 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


  • EMDR International Association (Member since August 19, 2021)

Personal Insights:

Robyn describes herself as flexible, warm, and soft-spoken, with a natural ability to empathize deeply with her clients. She is passionate about psychology and finds great fulfillment in aiding her clients’ progress and self-discovery.

Q&A Highlights:

  • Robyn was drawn to psychology during her high school years and pursued a career in therapy to create safe spaces for others to explore their emotions and challenges.
  • She takes great joy in seeing her clients make weekly progress and values the opportunity to help them improve their relationships and coping skills.

Favorite Activities for Mindfulness and Self-Care:

In her free time, Robyn enjoys walking, spending time with her children and two dogs, and practicing yoga. She believes in the power of mindfulness to enhance life quality and regularly dedicates time to personal reflection.