Daniel S. Robbins, Ph.D.

As a clinical psychologist, I believe that the key to most emotional and psychological problems lies in relationships, those in the past and in the present. Learned conscious and unconscious behavior patterns can cause difficulties in life, and these behavior problems can be changed or modified.

My approach is eclectic, utilizing Gestalt Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Therapy, Psychodrama, and other modalities within a psychodynamic framework. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, and families.

I see people who are depressed, stressed, anxious, or have relationship or sexual problems. Although I see clients with everyday difficulties, I specialize in the psychotherapeutic treatment of schizophrenia. Most clients who begin treatment using medication, reduce or eliminate its use. I also offer hypnosis for pain, habit reduction, and relaxation.

I have over 50 years experience, with deep roots in California’s Monterey Peninsula. I’ve had the privilege of being consulting psychologist to Esalen Institute, and to the Camaldolese Hermitage Monastery, both in Big Sur, California. In addition, I served as consulting psychologist to the National Institute of Mental Health’s Psychotherapy Outcome Study, a joint project of Harvard University, Boston University, and McLean Hospital.


  • American Psychological Association
  • California Psychological Association
  • Mid-Coast Psychological Association