Deborah Robbins, MSS, LMSW

Deborah MSS, LMSW,  is a licensed social worker.  She received her BA in psychology from Marymount Manhattan in 2012, while working as an assistant music therapist with older adults.

Deborah later earned her masters degree in clinical social work at Bryn Mawr Graduate School of social work and social research.

Upon completing her graduate studies, Deborah served as the Director of Intervention Services for a high school providing specialized support for students struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

In 2016, she worked, providing social services, and therapeutic support for victims of human trafficking in the Philadelphia/NJ area.  Working at a drop in center, Deborah provided case management services, as well as individual and group support for trafficked women.

Her work at an alternative high school, Deborah provided one on one therapeutic intervention for adolescents, ranging in diagnoses from, mood and anxiety disorders,  Autism  spectrum disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorders and generalized anxiety disorder.

She recently worked as a primary therapist in an outpatient setting - serving children, teens and families with varying mental health conditions.

Deborah loves encompassing experiential therapy into her practice, taking into consideration, every individuals unique needs.

Deborah’s approach to therapy is  psychodynamic by nature.  She is experienced in attachment based therapy and utilizes  evidenced based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical  behavioral therapy, and mindfulness cognitive therapy.  Deborah’s areas of knowledge are diverse with a background in CBT, creative arts therapy, experiential therapy, DBT, solution focused therapy, IMAGO, and perinatal /postpartum anxiety and mood disorders.  She holds certificates in Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Postpartum mood and anxiety disorders and Imago therapy.

Deborah believes that healing is a multifaceted process between the therapist and clients world.   Her approach with her clients takes into account the whole person -  keeping the clients, social emotional system at the heart of the work.   She strongly believes the therapeutic change happens as a system both in and outside of session, requiring a commitment to utilizing skills and coping mechanisms threaded throughout daily living.   The work is focused primarily on emotional development, nurturing insight, behavioral change and connection to self and others.  Deborah’s strives to create a warm and nurturing space for clients, where both exploration, insight, growth and change are at the heart of the of the work.