“Dr. Rachelle Amini Robinson was recommended to me by my nutritionalist, Tara Coleman, CN. I sought out Dr. Amini Robinson’s assistance because of emotional stress and physical trauma I suffered from (in sum) maltreatment from medical doctors. By the time I eventually decided to receive counseling, I had lost over 30 pounds, wasn’t sleeping, was afraid to eat, and was struggling with my everyday interactions with work and friends.
Fortunately, I met and instantly connected with Dr. Amini Robinson’s style. She was direct, clear, and didn’t ask me about my parents or childhood. Instead, she listened to my concerns, and gave me concrete advice and obtainable goals to strive for on a weekly basis. In addition, I also tried hypnotherapy, which I found to be relaxing, useful, and insightful. This was nothing like hypnosis you see at a county fair or on TV. Instead, I found myself aware of my surroundings with tremendously deeper focus. These sessions were recorded and then sent to me electronically so as I could listen to them again throughout the week.
Overall, I felt like I was given a realistic weekly plan of action and was interacting with someone who listened to and understood my concerns, without getting into areas of my life or “past trauma” that would have had nothing to do with my particular situation. Now, I am back to eating and sleeping normally again…which is great! My emotional stress and fear are also, thankfully, distant memories.
I recommend Dr. Rachelle Amini Robinson to anyone looking for direct, clear, and caring counseling sessions.”
“I have struggled with Binge Eating Disorder for the past 3 years and after extensive research, I decided it was time to seek out professional help. I made an appointment with Dr. Rachelle and after our first meeting, I was certain that this was going to be an excellent fit. Her professional yet calming approach was exactly what I needed to push me in the right direction toward making a positive change. Her analysis of my condition was spot on and together we pin pointed my triggers and found ways to solve them in a healthy and successful manner. After one month of treatment, I have seen tremendous change in my body, my health and emotional well being. I cannot thank Dr. Rachelle enough for her insight and encouragement. I no longer let Binge Eating Disorder define me, I instead focus on Dr. Rachelle’s “one step at a time” approach and I am confident that with the tools I have learned, I can now handle any obstacle that comes my way. Making an appointment with Dr. Rachelle was the best decision I could have made, it has completely changed my relationship with food and I look forward to what the future holds in my recovery. Thank you Dr. Rachelle!”
“I came across Dr. Rachelle simply by a provider list through my insurance. In my first call to her, she mentioned that we should meet to see if her approach and my needs would be a good fit. I found this to be refreshing. Although I had never been to a therapist myself, I had plenty of experience with my daughter. I knew how detrimental the wrong therapist could be. I knew I was going to enjoy working with her from the moment we met.
Dr. Rachelle was great at holding me accountable, without me feeling like a failure. She knew me well enough to assign exercises that would take me out of my comfort zone, while at the same time giving me the confidence to move forward.
I liked that she not only listened to what I said, but really understood how I was feeling. She not only helped me become a stronger person, but a stronger parent as well. I have learned not only to listen to my 16 year old, but also how to react or refrain from reacting. I’m now capable of approaching situations with my daughter, even if they are sometimes uncomfortable for both of us.
I haven’t felt a need for therapy in a few months. I still continue to use the techniques she taught me. My relationship with my daughter has strengthened as a result. I feel I’ve become a stronger person…much more than when I first walked through her door.”
“At first, I was a little hesitant to meet with a psychologist because of negative past experiences, but Dr. Rachelle’s intelligence and compassion made me trust her without hesitation. Through our wonderful sessions together, Dr. Rachelle helped me discover how deep the rabbit-hole went when it came to my relationship with food, how I had been heavily influenced by unhealthy examples throughout all of my life, and how I personally fed the compulsion to want be skinny, not healthy or happy. Most importantly, Dr. Rachelle gave me the tools that have helped me stay on this path of diet-recovery and to move forward with new goals in mind.
I don’t think I could have ever imagined that one day I wouldn’t be counting calories and weighing myself obsessively; that I would look forward to preparing myself a wholesome meal or to go out to a restaurant because I don’t get anxious when I’m handed a menu anymore. I haven’t binged on “forbidden foods” because they aren’t as dangerous and tempting as they once were. I’ve found new ways of working out that don’t feel like self-punishment and are challenging but fun to do. This is real weight-loss success because I know that I can keep improving, and that I can continue to do this for the rest of my life. Because of the changes that I have seen in my own body and spirit, I can honestly say that I trust this process and I invite you to do the same. I do hope that this testimonial has given you the faith to believe that you don’t have to resort to short-lived, extreme and unrealistic measures in order to achieve your weigh-loss goals. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with Dr. Rachelle. Maybe this will be the greatest opportunity you will ever give your body to lose weight healthfully and happily.”
“You’d be hard pressed to find a more perceptive or effective therapist than Dr. Rachelle. Over the past 4 years I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Rachelle on a number of clients. In a very private field, this has given me the unique opportunity to both hear her clients reaction to her technique and see their progress. I can say that each one was immediately impacted by her ability to connect and really understand their unique situation. Furthermore the vast majority had a significant shift in perception within the first session. I would highly recommend Dr. Rachelle to anyone looking for a compassionate therapist to help create lasting change.”
~ Tara Coleman, CN