Joanna Robin

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

jrobin@westchesteranxietytreatment.com
917-608-5741

Joanna Robin, Ph.D

Dr Joanna Robin directs Westchester Anxiety Treatment Psychological Services. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and has expertise in the treatment of anxiety, mood, and behavioral problems. Dr. Robin works with children, adolescents, and adults and offers individual and family therapy, as well as parent training. She has been trained by world-renowned experts in the field of anxiety and CBT. Dr Robin provides CBT with a warm, compassionate, and collaborative manner and she seeks to empower her patients through CBT.

Joanna Robin has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals on anxiety, parenting, emotion regulation and CBT. She is the co-author of The OCD Workbook for Kids, published in 2017. Dr Robin regularly provides workshops and trainings for parents and therapists on parenting, stress management, anxiety in youth, and CBT for anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders.

Dr Robin received her B.A. from Tufts University and a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. Upon graduation, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Robin went on to become a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center where she was a senior psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) from 2007-2013. She continued teaching postdoctoral fellows and interns at New York Presbyterian hospital at both Columbia and Cornell from 2013 to 2017.

Joanna Robin has been involved in research focusing on the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious youth, the role of parenting in the development and maintenance of anxiety youth, and the relationship between emotion regulation and anxiety. Dr. Robin has been involved in a number of NIMH-funded treatment outcome studies examining the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral treatments for youth with anxiety disorders. She has served as a cognitive-behavioral therapist and CBT supervisor on these studies. In 2004, she received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to study the relationship between parenting and child anxiety. Dr. Robin is active in the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the ABCT Child and Adolescent Anxiety Special Interest Group, and the American Psychological Association.

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Research & Studies

Education

Tufts University

Dr Robin received her B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University.

Temple University

Dr Robin completed her master and Ph.D in clinical psychology at Temple University under the mentorship of Dr Philip Kendall.

Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Robin completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center.

Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Robin was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center where she was a senior psychologist at the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) from 2007-2013.

New York Presbyterian

University Hospital of
Columbia and Cornell

Dr. Robin continued teaching postdoctoral fellows and interns at New York Presbyterian hospital at both Columbia and Cornell from 2013 to 2017.

Specialization

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems. Research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors.

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to reduce distress and conflict by improving the systems of interactions between family members. Family relationships are viewed as important for good mental health, regardless of whether all family members are participating in the therapy.

Anxiety Disorders

There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder and separation anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can cause people into try to avoid situations that trigger or worsen their symptoms.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Evidence-Based Treatments(EBT) are based on scientific evidence. Psychologists and other mental health care professionals who use EBTs are dedicated to offering the best level of care available by constantly evaluating and comparing the effects of various treatments for a variety of children’s and adolescents’ mental health problems.

Parent Training

Parent management training (PMT), also known as behavioral parent training (BPT) or simply parent training, aims to change parenting behaviors. It involves teaching parents positive reinforcement methods for improving children’s behavior problems. PMT is one of the most investigated treatments available for disruptive behavior, and research studies show that it improves parental mental health.

Publications

Journal of Anxiety Disorders

Comer, J.S., Puliafico, A.C., Aschenbrand, S.G., McKnight, K., Robin, J.A., Goldfine, M.E., & Albano, A.M. (2012). A pilot feasibility evaluation of the CALM Program for anxiety disorders in early childhood. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 26, 40-49.

Child and Family Journal

Pimentel, S., Robin, J., Comer, J., Regan, J., & Albano, AM. (2007). From everyday worries to anxiety disorders in youth: A cognitive-behavioral approach for helping children cope with a scary world. Child and Family Journal, 10 (2), 31-44.

Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy,

Suveg, C., Kendall, P.C., Comer, J.S., & Robin, J.A. (2006). Emotion-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxious youth: A multiple-baseline evaluation. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 36, 77-85.

Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Robin, J.A. & Kendall, P.C. (2006). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children. In A. Freeman, (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Kluwer: New York.

Cognitive Behavioral Practice

Kendall, P.C., Robin, J.A., Hedtke, K., Suveg, C., Flannery-Schroeder, E., & Gosch, E. (2005). Considering cognitive behavior therapy for anxious youth: Think exposures. Cognitive Behavioral Practice, 12, 136-150.

Depression and Anxiety

Hirshfeld-Becker, D.R., Biederman, J., Faraone, S.V., Robin, J.A., Friedman, D., Rosenthal, J.M., Rosenbaum, J.F. (2004). Pregnancy complications associated with childhood anxiety disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 19, 152-162.

Development and Psychopathology

Hudson, J.L., Kendall, P.C., Coles, M.E., Robin, J.A., & Webb, A. (2002). The other side of the coin: Using prevention and intervention research in the anxiety disorders to inform developmental psychopathology. Development and Psychopathology: Special Issue, 14, 819-841.

American Journal of Psychiatry

Biederman, J., Faraone, S.V., Hirshfeld-Becker, D.R., Friedman, D., Robin, J.A., & Rosenbaum, J.F. (2001). Patterns of psychopathology and dysfunction in high-risk children of parents with panic disorder and major depression. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158: 49-57.

Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Robin, J.A., Cohan, S., Hambrick, J, & Albano, A.M. (2007). Avoidant personality disorder. In M. Reinecke and A. Freeman (Eds.), Personality disorders in children and adolescents. New York: Plenum.

American Psychological Association Press

Caron, A. & Robin, J.A. (2010). Engaging adolescents in cognitive behavioral treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder. In D. Castro-Blanco (Ed.) Empirically-based Psychotherapy Engagement Strategies for High Risk Adolescents. American Psychological Association Press.

Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy

Suveg, C., Ginsburg, G., Robin, J.A., Krain, A., Roblek, T., & Aschenbrand, S. (2006). Family considerations when conducting cognitive behavior therapy with anxious youth. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20, 287-289.

Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy

Suveg, C., Ginsburg, G., Robin, J.A., Krain, A., Roblek, T., & Aschenbrand, S. (2006). Family considerations when conducting cognitive behavior therapy with anxious youth. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20, 287-289.

Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology

Robin, J.A, Puliafico, A.C., Comer, J.S., Creed, T.A., Hofflich, S., Barmish, A., & Kendall, P.C. (2005). Generalized Anxiety Disorder. In R,T. Ammerman (Ed.). Comprehensive Handbook of Personality and Psychopathology, Vol. III.(pp. 117-134) Wiley: New York.

Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology

Robin, J.A., Creed, T.A., Hudson, J.L., & Kendall, P.C. (2003). Treatment adherence. In T. Ollendick & C. Schroeder (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Pediatric and Child Psychology, pp.679-680. Plenum: New York.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Kendall, P.C., Choudhury, M., Chung, H., & Robin, J.A. (2002). Cognitive-behavioral approaches. In M. Lewis. (Ed.). Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Lippincott Williams & Williams: Philadelphia.

Focus on Psychiatry: Social Anxiety Disorder

Hirshfeld-Becker, D.R., Fredman, S.J., Robin, J.A., & Rosenbaum, J.F. (1999). The etiology of social anxiety disorder. In H.G.M. Westenberg & J.A. den Boer. (Eds.). Focus on Psychiatry: Social Anxiety Disorder. Syn-Thesis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.