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Robin Link, LMSW

she/her

EMDR Therapist

Your trauma recovery journey starts here.

With personalized support and guidance, I’m here to help empower you to reclaim your strength and rewrite your story of trauma into one of resilience and healing.

Trauma, whether big or small, can manifest in many ways, affecting our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in our everyday lives. It can linger in the shadows, subtly shaping our perceptions and interactions. Whether it stems from a single traumatic event or prolonged exposure to a complex web of past experiences, trauma hurts and has the power to disrupt our sense of safety, stability, and well-being. It may evoke intense emotions, such as fear, anger, sadness, or shame, and can lead to a range of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, and difficulty trusting others. No matter your experiences, your trauma is valid, and you deserve to heal.

I deeply recognize the profound impact of trauma of all types and work to provide a safe space for individuals to explore and process their experiences. I approach therapy with a trauma-informed lens, emphasizing safety, trust, and collaboration. I strive to create a non-judgmental and validating space where you feel heard, understood, and supported as you navigate your healing journey. Together, we will explore the impact of trauma on your unique life, coping strategies, and work towards restoring a sense of balance, wholeness, and resilience.

I am a dedicated practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR works by facilitating bilateral stimulation, often through eye movements, to help you access and reprocess distressing memories in a safe and controlled environment. I also utilize skills from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Above all, I provide a warm and non-judgmental space where you feel truly seen and heard. I understand that healing is not a linear journey but a courageous act of self-discovery and self-compassion. It is a privilege to partner with you as you rewrite the narratives that have held you captive. More than anything, I want you to know that you are not alone in this process. In therapy, you have a dedicated supporter by your side, ready to help you every step of the way. Together, we will navigate the complexities of healing with empathy, strength, and resilience. Your well-being is my utmost priority, and I am committed to walking alongside you on your path to healing and growth.

EDUCATION

  • BSW, Anderson University
  • MSW, Indiana University

WORKS WITH

  • Young Adults
  • Adults

TYPES OF THERAPY

  • Person Centered Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • EMDR Therapy
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
"Robin is an exceptional trauma therapist! Her experiences helping the community navigate through acts of violence and heal from unbelievable trauma have made her an outstanding resource for anyone seeking trauma support of all types."
"Robin instantly makes you feel comfortable. There is just something special about her that brings a sense of warmth, safety, and comfort in your interactions with her. Definitely a safe person to process emotional pain with."
"I would recommend Robin for anyone who genuinely wants to feel heard, understood, and safe. She has such a calming presence. She is extremely non-judgmental and truly values building a trusting relationship with you."

As a therapist with a background in social work and experience supporting diverse populations, including most recently, survivors of mass violence, I blend personal values with professional skills to understand each individual’s unique experiences within societal systems. Advocacy and social justice are integral to my practice. When I first began my academic studies in social work as a college student, I realized that I had already been living a life grounded in social work values as it was already a part of my nature. From there, I was able to blend my personal values with professional skills and develop into a competent social worker and therapist who deeply understands that each person is influenced by various systems in society. No two people are alike and we each have unique strengths, needs, and abilities.

For me, sitting with someone and bearing witness to their pain is a sacred privilege. I find immense joy in journeying alongside individuals as they embark on their path to healing, witnessing them find freedom from the things that once held power over them. It’s both a personal and professional fulfillment to facilitate this transformative process. My approach to therapy is characterized by care and calmness, where empathy flows freely without judgment. 

I believe that therapy is not just about addressing symptoms, but about fostering holistic well-being and empowerment. My goal is to help you not only navigate through challenges and heal from trauma but also to discover your inherent strengths and resources that will support you in your entire life forward. If you’re ready to begin your journey towards healing, I would be honored to meet you and support you every step of the way.

FAVORITE SELF-CARE

One of my favorite self-care activities is immersing myself in a good book, preferably by the calming waters of a lake. It’s my idea of a perfect day – finding solace in the pages of a captivating story while surrounded by soothing nature. I also love spending quality time with friends and family. It’s truly invaluable to me. Their presence enriches my life and replenishes my energy, filling my bucket with joy and love.

FUN FACTS

  • I grew up in Clarkston but moved to Indiana for 28 years. I moved back in 2021 and I love being back in the beautiful state of Michigan.
  • Since being back, I have gotten back up on snow skis and am grateful for muscle memory 😉
  • I love to cook and having a meal with loved ones is the best!

LIFE MOTTO

  • Trust your gut!
  • “You can show up both brave and afraid at the same time.” – Brené Brown
  • “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh