Michael  Robbins

Michael Robbins

Psychologist, PhD

Not accepting new clients at 295 Angell St, Providence, RI 02906, USA (updated October 12, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • LGBTQ and gender identity issues
  • Parenting
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Dr. Michael Robbins is a psychologist in private practice in Providence, RI with over 15 years of experience. He is psychodynamically trained, and uses a flexible combination of psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and supportive therapy to meet clients where they are and define therapeutic goals together.

Dr. Robbins works with clients age 16 and up, including individuals, families, and couples. With his office conveniently located on College Hill, he sees many college students and professors from neighboring universities. Dr. Robbins trained in community centers in New York City and San Francisco, where he gained experience working with people from all different backgrounds, and he particularly enjoys seeing international students and people in the LGBTQ community. Dr. Robbins has expertise in depression, anxiety disorders including OCD, and parenting issues.

Message to clients

It's difficult to be in college. It's difficult to be in a transitional time in your life, and I think it makes a lot of sense to come to therapy and talk with someone who can help you sort out the larger questions in your life so you know where you want to go and who you want to be and what you want to do.


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, OCD

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

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, new relationships, career transitions and direction; mid-life existential, relationship, and career challenges; losing one’s drive or burn out; learning self-care

LGBTQ and gender identity issues - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing session fee: $150 (50min)
  • Initial sessions: $175



295 Angell Street

Providence, RI 02906

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Work and Education

Private Practice, Providence, RI, 2012 - Present

Feil & Oppenheimer Psychological Services, Barrington, RI, 2002 - 2012

Pesach Tikvah Continuing Day Treatment Program, Brooklyn, NY, 2000 - 2002 Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, New York City, NY, 2000 - 2001

Greater Hartford Internship Consortium, Newington Medical Center & University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1999 - 2000

San Francisco Clinical Neurosciences, 1998 - 1999

Psychological Assessment and Rehabilitation Services, Middletown, CT, 1997 - 1997

Oakes Children's Center, San Francisco, CA, 1995 - 1996

Sunset Mental Health Services/Day Treatment Center, San Francisco, CA, 1994 - 1995

California School of Professional Psychology, MA in Clinical Psychology, 1996; PhD in Clinical Psychology, 2000

Yale University, B.A. (Cum Laude with Honors) in Psychology, 1991


  • English