More About My Practice

I use an integrative approach, incorporating psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and neurophysiological frameworks to understand clients and to help facilitate change. I work collaboratively with clients to determine treatment goals; usually it takes a few initial meetings to clarify those goals and develop a treatment plan. Sometimes a more formal assessment is recommended. Whenever possible, I encourage clients to develop some kind of mindfulness practice to complement our work together.

In my practice, I work with adults of all ages, adolescents, couples, and still occasionally, children. Therapy with children usually involves work with parents as well. I have experience working with clients with severe symptoms, as well as those who are primarily interested in personal growth and improved quality of life.

I like to speak to individuals seeking services by telephone before arranging a first appointment. My number is 859.225.1476

I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Lexington for the last 25 years. My Ph.D. is from the University of Kentucky. I have prior educational background in Religious Studies (University of Chicago) and English Literature (Princeton University).

I am a member of APA and KPA, and am affiliated with the University of Kentucky Psychology Department as a Community Supervisor of doctoral students.

New Clients: If I'm unable to accept a new client, I can refer you to another clinician.

Confidentiality and Privacy Policy

The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychologist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

Health insurance companies require that the client do give written permission for the psychologist to disclose some of the client's Protected Health Information to the insurance company in order to process claims; this information includes diagnosis, mental status, symptom list, treatment plan, prognosis, progress to date, list of medications, modality of treatment, frequency of treatment, and results of clinical tests.

Exceptions to the confidentiality rule include:

Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse: Dr. Robie is required by law to report this situation to the appropriate authorities immediately.

Threats of serious bodily harm to another person or persons: Dr, Robie must notify the police and inform the intended victim.

Intention to self-harm: Dr. Robie will make every effort to enlist the client's cooperation in ensuring his or her safety. Without the client's cooperation, further measures provided by law will be taken in order to ensure the client's safety.

Child custody evaluations may involve sharing of information, as the court is charged with determining what is in the best interest of a dependent child.

Recommended Reading

Full Catastrophe Living by Kabat-Zinn
The Feeling Good Handbook by D. Burns
The Dance of Anger by H. Lerner
Driven to Distraction by Hallowell
Self-Esteem by McKay and Fanning
The Places that Scare You by Chodron
When Things Fall Apart by Chodron
Mind over Mood by Greenberger and Padeskey
Neural Path Therapy by McKay and Harp
Hold Me Tight by S. Johnson
The Relationship Cure by J. Gottman
Blessing of a Skinned Knee by W. Mogel
Nurture the Nature by M. Gurian
Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by Pedro-Carroll
Unattended Sorrow by S. Levine
Bringing up Parents: The Teenagers Handbook by A. Packer
The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by McKay, Wood and Brantley