Leah Robbins, Psychologist in California

Leah Robbins, PhD

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I am an experienced clinical psychologist and reiki master with a heart-centered, holistic approach to healing trauma, grief, depression and anxiety for both children and adults.

I became a therapist because I am an empath, and I feel the pain of those around me. I have always been drawn to alleviating their pain. My lifelong journey has been to enhance my natural healing abilities by continuing to learn new ways of helping others. This includes visiting sacred energy vortexes around the world (Sedona, Mendocino Coast, Hawaii, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Lake Titicaca, Chichen Itza, Teotihuacan, Foco Tonal, Avebury, Stonehenge and Greece), experiencing and assisting with healing retreats. My personal and professional experience with healing from trauma and loss means that in addition to knowing how to guide people through it, I know how it feels to move through the darkness and feel the light again. My intuitive and compassionate nature provide me the gifts to not only see people’s obstacles and wounds, but to see their fullest potential. My analytical skills and experience help illuminate the path for people to become the best versions of themselves. My clients feel connected to my heart and trust in my ability to help them feel strong, joyous and whole again.

Using my heart to make a difference in people’s lives has always been my life’s purpose. In addition to helping people grow and heal, I enjoy giving back to my community through volunteering with nonprofits. My volunteer experience over the years has included assisting with planning, fundraising, promoting and running fundraising events.

Living a healthy life is a choice. It is a commitment to love and value yourself, to be kind and forgiving with yourself, and to let light into your heart. It is recognizing that we never stop growing and learning, and it is never too late to turn your life around and get back to your true self.

I can help you with increasing self-awareness, transformation, breaking unhealthy patterns, and helping you find the path to your highest potential.

Leah Robbins, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Reiki Master/Teacher with a private practice in Del Mar, California. Dr. Robbins works with children, adolescents and adults. Her specialties include treating people with traumas, attachment issues, relationship issues, anxiety, PTSD, dissociation, depression, grief/loss. She gives people tools for stress management, life transitions, career growth, personal growth, and improving self-esteem. She enjoys working with people that identify as LGBTQIA – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, (questioning), intersex, asexual, and (agender). Dr. Robbins also enjoys working with empaths/highly sensitive people. Dr. Robbins incorporates mindfulness, spirituality, personal growth and wellness.

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. 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. Dr. Robbins 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.

Dr. Robbins sees individuals and couples. She works from a variety of theoretical perspectives and empirically supported treatments. Her theoretical orientation involves an integrative approach, drawing from humanistic, psychodynamic, developmental/attachment theory, family systems and cognitive-behavioral influences. She uses an intuitive and holistic approach to healing that incorporates the mind, body and spirit.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Career
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Family Conflict
  • Fertility, Pregnancy & Postpartum
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complementary Or Alternative Medicine
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Music Therapy
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

Community Specialties

  • Immunodisorders
  • Trauma Survivors

Faith Based Specialties

  • Judaism
  • Wicca / Paganism

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$250.00 - $300.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Alliant International University