Robyn E. Brickel is the founder, director, and lead therapist at Brickel and Associates, LLC, a private practice in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Robyn earned her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University and has pursued numerous postgraduate advanced certificates and trainings in trauma, dissociation, and addictions, as well as relational therapy models. Robyn practices a strengths-based, trauma informed, and systemic approach to therapy and consultation. She helps clients process and overcome trauma, addictions, challenged family systems, and mood disorders. She provides clinical consultation to other therapists, presents workshops, and speaks to school and parent groups about mental health risks. Robyn also volunteers as a mental health consultant to a local non-profit organization that raises awareness of the mental health effects of domestic violence.
Her insights on teen substance abuse and parenting appear in interviews in The Washington Post, Washington Parent magazine, and in professional training at the Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education. An active reader, she shares valuable resources and links to mental health news on her business Facebook page and in her blog.