Clinician

Pronouns: he/him

Phone: 971-301-4229

Email:   andrew.robbins@spectrumcounselingpdx.com

Andrew is currently awaiting approval from the state Board for his associate license before he begins seeing new clients. He will likely be available sometime in Fall of 2021.  If you are interested in working with this counselor, you can either contact them directly, or submit a general inquiry through our Contact Page.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that the information below will give you a sense of whether or not we might work well together. After completing a Master’s degree in Counseling from Oregon State University in 2007, I worked as a therapist in Oregon until 2009. Then, I lived abroad for six years, learning much from my work with communities in Melbourne, Victoria (Australia). During this time, I worked in addiction services, eating disorder services, and taught therapeutic writing workshops and mindfulness techniques. When I returned to Oregon in 2015, I started a Ph.D in Media and Communication at the University of Oregon, which I completed in 2021. My research focused on queer and trans art as a form of protest and care. Both my academic and therapeutic training inform my work with clients.

My experience includes:

  • Individual counseling with young and older adults related to:
    o identity (particularly gender and sexuality)
    o disordered eating and body image challenges
    o trauma
    o grief/loss
    o depression/anxiety
    o interpersonal relationships

 

I take a collaborative approach with each client to consider their strengths, resources, community networks, and problem-solving strategies that can support the change they desire. I draw from narrative and mindfulness techniques. Narrative therapy aims to assist clients in developing insight into the stories they tell about their lives and how these stories can be rewritten with the goal of healing and empowerment. Mindfulness practices assist clients to build a compassionate, rather than judgmental, relationship with their thoughts, feelings, and bodies.