About Robin Katzman
I am a 2010 graduate of Fairfield University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s program. Since my time in Fairfield, I have had the opportunity to utilize and expand my counseling skills with various populations in the areas of grief and bereavement, substance abuse, parenting, relationships, and trauma. I began a private counseling practice in Hamden, Connecticut in 2012. When I am not working I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends, including my dogs, Winnie Marie and Lexi, walking and knitting.
In practice I operate from an Adlerian/Person-Centered philosophy which emphasizes an individual’s exploration into identifying, exploring, and disclosing mistaken goals and faulty assumptions within the style of living. I strive toward the reeducation of a client to work toward their useful side of life. I employ my diverse training and integrate various therapeutic interventions that will generate optimum results for the individual or group presenting their concerns.
As a certified Grief Counselor, it is my intention to offer the gift of hope to those who are struggling with their individual journey of grief and loss. I help guide those through the healing process of that journey.
In addition to working in private practice, I am an adjunct professor at Fairfield University in their graduate clinical mental health counseling program. This allows me to continue to remain relevant in the counseling profession and work with students who are pursuing their goals in mental health counseling.
I also participate, as a counselor and a trainer, in a research program through Yale University Child Studies which provides counseling and resources to mothers who are in recovery.
training and certifications
- Certified in Thanatology (Grief and Bereavement) from The Association for Death Education and Counseling
- Certified Facilitator of Circle of Security (Parenting Program)
- Trained in Part I and Part II EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) by Trauma Recovery, Humanitarian Assistance Programs
- Member of the New Haven Connecticut Chapter of the Trauma Recovery Network (TRN)