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  1. Spoons
    April 1st 2020 10:52 PM - permalink
    Spoons
    Happy birthday Robin!!!
  2. Celyn
    April 1st 2020 07:22 PM - permalink
    Celyn
    Happy Birthday, Robin! Hope you've had a good day!
  3. Golfing girl
    April 1st 2020 01:21 PM - permalink
    Golfing girl
    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day
  4. Rivière
    April 1st 2020 12:02 AM - permalink
    Rivière
    Heeeeyyy! Happy birthday!

    ...Or maybe it's an Aprils Fool and you're secretly younger ...Or maybe not even your birthday at and you've tricked everyone!
  5. eunoia
    January 31st 2020 04:21 AM - permalink
    eunoia
    Hey! Sorry I didn't see your message sooner. I was lurking a bit in the fall, but got busy with work. Our Avatar days were a literal decade ago. We're getting old, my friend. How have you been?
  6. Melancholia.
    January 1st 2020 11:24 PM - permalink
    Melancholia.
    I hope you had a nice holiday and new year!
  7. Golfing girl
    December 25th 2019 11:16 AM - permalink
    Golfing girl
    Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day. Lots of Hugs.
  8. Celyn
    December 7th 2019 08:33 PM - permalink
    Celyn
    Yeah nothing better than a quiet Christmas! Have you finished the gift shopping? I've only started last week! Hope you found inspiration for that one family member.

    Aww, your holiday plans sounds lovely pooh your parents are moving across the country next year? I imagine that would be a bit difficult as the US seems so vast. I'm lucky in that I still live at home and other relatives only live 30 minutes away
  9. MWF
    December 4th 2019 02:34 AM - permalink
    MWF
    Wow. Long time! Thanks for the birthday wishes, I'm doing great and I hope you are too!
  10. Minerva McGonagall
    December 2nd 2019 12:34 AM - permalink
    Minerva McGonagall
    Hi Robin!

    You may or may not remember me, I'm Lizzi (and if you go back through our VM conversation, we talked like ten years ago. Crazy).

    Anyway, I show up here from time to time just to see what's changed and such - and I noticed you're an Admin (Project Coordinator - I know the staff roles have changed names, but I haven't been here regularly since 2011) now! I just wanted to say congrats - you deserve it! It's always nice to see that there's still some people still here from back when I was around.

About Me

  • Basics
    Name
    Robin
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Southern California
    Country
    United States
  • About
    About me
    (Last Updated: November 14, 2019)

    Hi there! I'm Robin, one of TeenHelp's Project Coordinators. You'll almost certainly see me around, whether it's on the front end (Forums, Chat Room, etc.) or back end (Staff areas).

    Being a Staff member is pretty cool, so if you're interested to learn more, send me a message!

    Here are ten fun facts so you can get to know me better.

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    1. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in California.

    ***PLEASE NOTE, I cannot assess, diagnose, or treat you via TeenHelp.*** When I'm here, I'm serving as a peer mentor (who happens to have a whole lot of education and experience to back up their statements). With that being said, I'm happy to help you find a mental health professional, should TeenHelp be inadequate for meeting your needs!

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    2. I joined TeenHelp in June 2009 (over a decade ago!).

    I used to be an administrator for another website and was looking for mental health resources to share with our members. I happened to come across TeenHelp, and it was love at first sight. I settled into the "Relationships and Dating" forum and decided to apply for Staff as soon as I could!

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    3. I've been a Staff member since July 2009 (again, over a decade ago!).

    When I think back on how many different roles I've held over the years, it's truly mind-boggling! Here's a timeline for those who are interested:

    HelpLINK Mentor - July 2009
    Forum Moderator - December 2009
    Article Editor (now known as Publications Editor) - June 2010
    Social Networking Officer - May 2011
    Volunteering Officer - October 2012
    Project Advisor (now known as Lead Moderator) - April 2014
    Operations Team Leader - March 2015
    Project Coordinator - November 2019

    I've also served on various committees and teams, some of which have been discontinued or integrated into Staff roles over the years:

    Social Networking Team - May 2010
    Operations and Procedures Committee - August 2010
    Disputes Committee - December 2011
    Performance/Volunteering Committee - March 2012
    Videos Team - January 2014

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    4. Hugh Jackman is my celebrity crush. ♥

    Every time I change Staff roles, I change my Hugh Jackman avatar (so no, that is not a picture of me, LOL).

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    5. I'm old (*GASP!*).

    Okay, 30 doesn't really feel old to me, but I realize it's old compared to the majority of TeenHelp members. The truth is that I found TeenHelp when I was 20 years old (just barely out of my teens), so I've always been on the older end of the membership spectrum. I'd like to think that I can use my life experiences to connect in meaningful ways, vs. being another stuffy adult who acts like they know it all (because I definitely don't!).

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    6. I've been married for over five years.

    My husband is the love of my life - and believe me, it was a journey to find him! One of the reasons why I connected with the "Relationships and Dating" forum is because I've had my fair share of difficult relationships. Some were abusive (in more ways than one). Others were just downright challenging due to the long-distance aspect or religious/philosophical differences.

    Being a mental health professional doesn't make our relationship immune to miscommunications or arguments. I'm not perfect, and neither is my husband. At the end of the day, we make the conscious choice to love each other in big and small ways. We accept that we're flawed human beings, and we try to learn from our mistakes!

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    7. I've been diagnosed with a mental health disorder.

    This is something I rarely talk about publicly, but I'm open to sharing details privately. You probably wouldn't know I have a mental health diagnosis if you met me face-to-face, but a person can be highly functional and still struggle on a daily basis. I go through phases where I become emotionally and physically drained, and that's incredibly frustrating. However, I don't give up on myself. I go to therapy nearly every week to address my triggers and unhelpful ways of thinking about myself, others, and the world as a whole. I'm a huge fan of self-awareness, self-care, and self-compassion.

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    8. I'm white and nerdy (anyone get the reference?).

    Bookworm, Browncoat, Gamer, Otaku, Potterhead, Tolkienite, Trekkie... just to name a few. For me, it's never a competition to see who's the "nerdiest" - it's just about connecting with people who are excited about the same or similar things. So hit me up if you want to nerd out over something!

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    9. I love to travel.

    I haven't always been able to travel (it's hard to find the time or money when you're in graduate school or working as an unpaid intern), but now that I'm in a different phase with my life and career, my husband and I try to plan a few trips each year. Some of my favorite destinations have been NYC, Chicago, Kauai, St. Croix, and Thailand!

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    10. I'm obnoxiously optimistic and solution-focused.

    We may be hardwired for negativity, but that doesn't mean dwelling on problems helps us in the long run. So while I may acknowledge the issues that brought you to TeenHelp, I'm determined to focus on what we can improve upon. Change is possible. You may not be able to change your environment right away, but you can start to change your mindset right now (and now... and now!). It may take a great deal of effort (after all, you're learning new habits!), but my experience has been that the hard work is worth it.

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    That's it for now! If you'd like to reach out for any reason, please don't hesitate to send me a message. =)
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    Married
    Sexuality
    Heterosexual/Straight
    Ethnicity
    Caucasian/White
    Education
    Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology
    Occupation
    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Politics
    Independent/Unaffiliated
    Religion
    Christian (Non-Denominational)
    Zodiac sign
    Aries
  • Interests
    Hobbies
    Reading, traveling, and gaming.
    Music
    Instrumental and techno.
    Movies
    There are too many to name!
    Television
    Again, there are too many to name!
    Games
    When I have time, I play Heroes of the Storm and Destiny 2.
    Books
    Too. Many. To. Name!
    Sports
    It's not really a sport, but I like scuba diving!
    Heroes
    I believe in the "everyday" hero.
    Favorite quotes
    “In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for [their] own personal growth?”
    ― Carl Rogers (American psychologist)
    Other interests
    I think it's safe to say that I enjoy my staff duties on TeenHelp. =D
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