About the Author.

Leah Robbins, Ph.D.

Leah Robbins, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Del Mar, California. Dr. Robbins specializes in working with children and adults. Her specialties include treating trauma and attachment issues, anxiety, PTSD, depression, grief/loss, stress management, life transitions, personal growth and self esteem.

Dr. Robbins received her undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with Departmental Honors. She began graduate training in Clinical Psychology at Alliant International University in 1998, and started working with patients in 1999. She received her doctorate in 2005. Her dissertation on Disorganized Attachment in a war deployed military sample received the F. Joseph McGuigan Student Research Award. She is a certified coder in ABC Attachment Classification and the Facial Action Coding System. She was trained in Organized and Disorganized Attachment at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota with Alan Sroufe, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Carlson, Ph.D.

Dr. Robbins has done presentations on a variety of topics ranging from trauma to community and social psychology. She has spoken on attachment theory, Disorganized Attachment, dissociation, taking precautions against HIV transmission, rehabilitation in the prison system, and the social construction of gender in the media. She is currently writing a publication on Disorganized Attachment and dissociation.

Dr. Robbins sees individuals and couples, and supervises Psychological Assistants. She works from a variety of theoretical perspectives and empirically supported treatments. Her theoretical orientation involves an integrative approach drawing from humanistic, developmental/attachment theory, family systems and cognitive-behavioral influences. She uses a holistic approach to healing that incorporates the mind, body and spirit. Please visit her website at DrLeahRobbins.com.