Joyce Robbins , LCSW

( she/her/hers )



Washington, D.C.

Ages Treated

18 and up

Joyce Robbins, LICSW, is a clinical social worker who has specialized for more than 30 years in treating teens, adults, and verbal children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders. She successfully treats those who struggle with contamination concerns, checking, scrupulosity, health worries, skin picking, trichotillomania and Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Her goal has been to combine technical skills with personal sensitivity, developing a collaborative relationship with patients.  Patients find her easy to talk to and she is compassionate and understanding of their needs.  A unique multi-modality treatment program is created for each patient and may include Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), psychotherapy, family counseling and coordination with a psychopharmacologist.  Stressful situations are also treated with encouraging exercise, diaphragmatic breathing, mindfulness and imagery.

Joyce was selected to participate in the first-ever training program at the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) run by the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).  She has also completed the BTTI program for children. She has been a therapist at The Ross Center since 1991, providing effective treatment to countless patients through the years.

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