Robyn Firtel, LMFT

Marriage & Family TherapyFemaleAge 52

Marriage & Family Therapy

Robyn Firtel, LMFT is a Marriage & Family Therapist in Encinitas, CA. She is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital. Her office accepts new patients.

Robyn Firtel, LMFT

Healing Our Relationships

322 Encinitas Blvd Encinitas, CA 92024
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Based on 34 ratings

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Rushed , didn’t really listen during session I felt worst afterwards
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Daisyduke881 – Nov 24, 2022
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We had filed for divorce
We had seen 2 other couples therapists. One told us to divorce after 12 sessions and was nothing left to do to help us. We saw Robyn broken and hopeless. After so much hard work and a year later we are in love again . Our three children deserved us trying and it worked.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kendall and Mark – Nov 05, 2022
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She is the very best therapist I have ever spoke to. She listens and understands my thinking and how I feel. There is never any judgment no matter my issues and how overwhelming they may be. Definitely recommend her 1000%. Also, she has so much wisdom from having been a therapist so long and has overcome so much in her own life
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lenny s – Nov 05, 2022
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Thank you Robyn for giving our marriage exactly what 9 other therapists failed to do. We needed to be told where our blind spots for and appreciated her direct and honest approach. Other therapists tiptoed around too much. Worth every penny but sure wasn’t easy. One year total
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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Billy – Nov 17, 2021
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Started seeing Robyn in 2019 after my wife left me suddenly. She took me through a much needed grief process. The support and guidance I had was overwhelmingly needed during my darkest days. I was able to pick up the pieces and move on. Most recently referred my cousin and she is breaking through some serious depression she has had for years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Parker Sam – Oct 22, 2021
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HAnds Down the best therapy! I started on the phone with her. As a 60y old women it totally changed my mindset. I feel almost born again. I went back to church as I needed to heal the pain from my religious background
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
32 people found this helpful
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wilma – Dec 23, 2020
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We saw her for marriage counseling and hands-down the best therapy. I agree with all the other reviews and can’t think this therapist enough. We wouldn’t be married still if it wasn’t for the therapy and our hard work with her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
37 people found this helpful
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stefanie – Jun 19, 2020
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One of the most outstanding qualities about robin is the way she could point things out to me that i couldn't see without being critical. I thought everything in the world was black and white and she helped me see colors is the only way i can describe this therapy. She is so ex perienced and has a knack for knowing what to say and how to speak into life. I now believe that my diagnosis was just a state of emotional maturity and now i dont fit any of those criteria. I can now be the parent i want to be. Everything is better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
44 people found this helpful
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Pamm – May 13, 2020
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Online course huge impactful and insightful education on relationships. I liked the homework and the tools I could use right away.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
34 people found this helpful
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TINa – May 01, 2020
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Best therapy ever !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
18 people found this helpful
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JPterm – Mar 29, 2020
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amazing !! This is the real deal. Codependency treatment changed my life and all of my relationships. Also helped me parenting
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Mar 11, 2019
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the best therapy on the planet
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
19 people found this helpful
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landen – Jun 29, 2018
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My daughter saw Robyn when she was 21. I could not believe how much she matured and grew in just a few months. My sister went as well. My sister had bad depression and just divorced. She was skeptical because she had bad experiences with therapy in the past. After 4 months I saw her smiling again and learning parenting skills that we certainly were not brought up with. I finally started seeing her about 5 months ago and my marriage has literally turned around. It was great before but now
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
21 people found this helpful
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fiano – Apr 24, 2018
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I am more of a love avoidant , but my wife bought the online course and I saw a huge change in her. I decided to try it as well. Our marriage is the best its ever been . I didn't realize how her neediness was making me feel trapped. I liked the boundary section the most. It also helped us parent our three kids more effectively.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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toddmahr in san fransisco – Sep 12, 2017
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I just took her course and love addiction. It is an online course done over seven weeks. It has truly changed my life. I wish that I would've had it 20 years ago before I made so many mistakes. This was better than five years of therapy !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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laney g in rancho sante fe – Sep 05, 2017
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I drove down from Los Angeles to see her. I did phone sessions and took her online course. This therapy absolutely changed my life. It was the best time and money ever spent. My relationships every single one of them have changed and improved. I owe this therapy my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
15 people found this helpful
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Graham m in Los Angeles, California – Mar 29, 2017
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The best Therapy and worth it. Pretty much agree that it is life changing !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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Ryan B in Solana beach – Nov 01, 2016
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I live in Santa Barbara. My sister saw Robyn for an intensive. I was really skeptical about therapy because It hasn't worked for me in the past. She told me that It would be the best decision of my life. She was right. Its hard to imagine that therapy would work on the phone, but it did. This is a structured therapy and so many tools for relationships to work. I didnt think that I even needed therapy. I learned about how closed off I had become in my life. I learned why these walls came up .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
17 people found this helpful
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orange county, california – Oct 10, 2016
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I am a 54 year old male. My entire life was spent working and avoiding my wife and kids. I didn't know how to love or feel any emotions. After 25 years of marriage my wife was going to leave. We were in therapy with around 6 different therapists over a 10 year period. We spent thousands of dollars and many hours going around in circles. I had never even heard the term love avoidant or knew that I was one. Two friends swore by Robyn and I pleaded with my wife to give me another chance. Amazing
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Neil Lyle in rancho sante fe – Sep 25, 2016
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The most caring and compassionate therapist. Saved our marrriage!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
16 people found this helpful
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Lance in La costa – Sep 22, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Robyn is a caring and compassionate psychotherapist who has a way of helping people take responsibility and see "blind spots". She believes in vision and purpose instead of managing symptoms.

Biography

Robyn Firtel LMFT has been in private practice since 2002 serving San Diego Diego County working with individuals, families, and couples. She is also a...Read more

Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Addiction Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Medical Psychology
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Relationship Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Women's Counseling
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Education

U Ca Irvine
Medical School
2016
Therapist Of The Year 2016
2005
Pia Mellody Trained.
2002
Redirecting Childrens Behavior
2000
Gestalt Therapy Training
1998
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Internship Hospital
1995
UC Irvine
Undergraduate School
Children's Healthcare
UCSD
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What conditions does Robyn Firtel, LMFT treat?

Robyn Firtel frequently treats the following conditions: Addiction, Adjustment Disorder , and Anxiety. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Robyn Firtel, LMFT's office address?

Robyn Firtel's office is located at 322 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas, CA 92024. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Robyn Firtel, LMFT affiliated with any hospitals?

Robyn Firtel, LMFT is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital.

Does Robyn Firtel, LMFT receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.4/5 for Robyn Firtel, LMFT. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Robyn Firtel's conditions and procedures:

  • Addiction
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem Problems
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sex Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse

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Locations

Healing Our Relationships

Healing Relationships322 Encinitas Blvd Encinitas, CA 92024
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Scripps Green Hospital

La Jolla, CA

85% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% higher than the national average

29 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)