Hello, thank you for being here with me! My name is Robynn Mays and I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker. From a young age, I knew I wanted to make a change and help others, which is why I pursued and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology, and my Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. Currently, I am working towards my Doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy with an interest in research regarding postpartum depression amongst mothers.
I reside in Southern California with my husband and our two daughters. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, watchings sports, going to Disneyland and Disney World, dancing to music, and bike riding on the beach. Adjusting to life as a new mother and wife, while being in graduate school, was a challenge for me. I began to put a lot of pressure on myself because I felt the pressure to be the perfect mother, wife and student. I distanced myself from my husband and only catered to our daughter. Then I realized I would cry at times because I was overwhelmed with the expectations of motherhood. With guidance through therapy and support from my family, I overcame postpartum depression and it has improved my life.
I always knew I wanted to make an impact on others throughout their life to help resolve struggles, so providing individual, couple, and family therapy to help people through hard times in life has become my passion. Through listening and understanding while showing compassion, I am able to connect with others in order to provide balance through therapy.
I have several years in the mental health field, providing psychotherapy in non-profit agencies, treatment centers, elementary, middle and high schools, and in the university setting. I worked with individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mood disorders. And I have experience in treatment with couples and families who are struggling with their relationships, self-esteem and family transitions.
Let me join you in this new chapter in your life. You are the author in your story and I am here to listen to you. If you are struggling with different life situations, such as a mental health disorder, relationships, family dynamics, trauma, shame and guilt, adjusting to parenthood, or you would like to better develop yourself, I am here to walk alongside you to make sure you succeed in your goals and more.
I look forward to getting to know you and helping you through this thing we call life.