Anita Robertson, LCSW
All individuals and relationships experience challenges throughout life, and therapy can help us overcome and grow through difficult times. By creating a safe, supportive and healing environment, I hope to empower couples and individuals to thrive.
ABOUT ANITA ROBERTSON, LCSW
Anita has always been interested in relationships. Even as a young child, she was curious about why some seemed fulfilling and supportive while others could be downright destructive. Relationships are a foundation in mental health and happiness, and Anita focuses on helping individuals, couples, and families deepen their love and connection.
Anita believes that all relationships can benefit from nurturing, growing and healing, whether it be a romantic relationship, family tie, or friendship. Anita combines a variety of therapeutic techniques, including Attachment Therapy, and Gottman Therapy, to provide insights and tools for building healthier, more satisfying relationships. As a believer in preventing relationship stress and conflict, Anita offers educational groups that work on relationship skills for both couples and children.
Throughout her career, Anita has witnessed trauma act as an obstacle for individuals wanting to be in a healthy, fulfilling relationship. Anita has certification and training in Cognitive Behavioral Trauma Focused Therapy for both children and adults. Working through difficult childhood and adult experiences can allow a person to heal and connect with others in a transformative way.
Anita is highly skilled when working with children and youth. She has experience with children in therapeutic and child centered settings, including working in schools and running a nature immersion camp for youth. She combines various therapies including play and sand tray therapy to connect with youth of all ages. She also offers groups throughout the year for children to gain social skills, provide a safe space to explore who they are and gain self confidence. These groups are full of fun activities and games to help children learn in their natural language: PLAY! She also provides educational information as well as activities and talking points for parents.
Anita earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Rochester in 2005 and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She is a Licensed Master's Social Worker (LCSW) and former Associate Psychotherapist at Louis Laves-Webb. She is an active community member in Austin. She has been a mentor at Explore Austin since 2012, a Family Support Group Facilitator at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and served on the Steering Committee for Austin’s Healthy Youth Partnership. She started off her career working with at-risk youth and families at Mt. Hope Family Center. From there, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras and has worked at many non-profits in Austin, including Cedars International Academy, Salvation Army and VA Outpatient Clinic. Anita’s passion to become a therapist was derived from her work and personal experiences and a desire to help others heal and realize their full potential.