Meg  Robinson

Meg Robinson

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated November 17, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • College pressure, imposter syndrome
  • Life transitions, existential issues, and challenges
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Meg Robinson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in young adults and families of aging adults. She received her MSW in Clinical Social Work from Boston University, and completed her Doctoral studies in Medieval French Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Meg currently runs a private practice and works as a Staff Counselor at Johnson & Wales University.

Meg's expertise in the young adult population stems from her 15+ years of previous work as a professor and teacher. She also has deep knowledge in the caregiving sandwich generation based on her experience as a clinical counselor and case manager for Programs for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

As a social worker, Meg sees clients in the context of their environment, including the influences of race, gender, and sexual identity.


Message to clients

I understand that reaching out for help can be intimidating. Finding a good fit in a therapist is key to forming a trusting and safe relationship first and foremost. Once this is established it's about finding the right approaches that are effective for each individual or family. In my experience, through this kind of therapeutic alliance – a combination of relationship and skill-building – people can and do overcome emotional challenges and accomplish greater self-understanding, acceptance and life satisfaction.


Specialties

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias; eating disorders related to anxiety

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

College pressure, imposter syndrome - Managing the pressures to succeed in academic work and taking financial risk to attend college; imposter syndrome; anxiety about job and career

Life transitions, existential issues, and challenges - Includes adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $100

Location(s)

Providence practice

534 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
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  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, Providence, RI, 2015 - Present

Johnson & Wales University, Staff Counselor in Student Counseling Services, 2015 - Present

Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), Behavioral Health Liaison, clinical counselor, case manager and social work intern, Providence, RI, 2010 - 2015

Johnson & Wales University, Counseling Intern in Student Counseling Services, 2011 - 2012

Wheaton College, Adjunct Professor, First-year seminar advisor and instructor, 1996-2012

Moses Brown, Upper and Middle School French and Italian teacher and advisor, 2005 - 2009

Université de Toulouse, Teaching Assistant 1993-1994

Boston University, MSW in Clinical Social Work, 2012

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, PhD Studies, Medieval French Literature, 1996

State University of New York at Oswego, French and Secondary Education, Cum Laude

La Sorbonne, Université de Paris, Certificat de Cours de Civilisation Française, Mention Bien


Languages

  • English
  • French


Professional endorsements

Jean Russell, LICSW

I have known Meg since she began her clinical training as an intern in college mental health. She is a consummate professional and authentic human being. As a former Professor, Meg changed careers in order to reach young adults in a deeper and more meaningful way. This unique and broad skill set really enhances her capacity to truly understand the college student experience. She embodies that wonderful combination of intelligence and skill while also remaining REAL. I would recommend her without hesitation.

Colleague

Meg is a compassionate, caring, and authentic individual. She is a dedicated therapist and shows a genuine concern for all of her patients.


Client testimonials

Zencare client

Meg is amazing! She is understanding, patient, and she an avid listener. Her comfort with sharing personal experiences also helped make me feel more comfortable talking with her, particularly her experience as a caregiver and dealing with anxiety.

Clinical social worker

Meg was an incredible source of support throughout our work together. She provided a safe space for me to show up as I am, and always met me where I was with patience and compassion. Meg helped me to challenge longstanding narratives and thought patterns. Her understanding of the psychodynamic approach helped to facilitate lasting growth and transcendence, for which I am incredibly grateful.

Student

Before seeing Meg, I didn’t really feel like therapy was helpful for me. Now I see her every week and found that my mood and life has significantly improved! She is extremely understanding and patient and really helps me sort out what I’m thinking. Now I want to go to therapy as much as possible!


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