About Me

Robin Joy Berenson, PhD, LMFT, has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1982, and in private practice since 1984. She received her Doctorate in 1996. Since 1989, she has served as Executive and Clinical Director of Community Institute for Psychotherapy. In this capacity, she oversees all administrative and clinical operations, including the training and supervision of 22-24 intern psychotherapists, and a clinical staff of more than 90 mental health professionals. She provides consultation and training to professionals in the fields of mental health and education. Dr. Berenson is the author of, To Touch the Soul: The Therapeutic Use of Story Telling in Four Families.


Ph.D. Degree: Clinical Psychology, June 1996
The San Francisco School of Psychology, San Francisco, CA
M.A. Degree: Counseling Psychology, 1980-1983
The Sonoma Institute, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park


  • Marin Alliance of Mental Health
  • Providers
  • Marin Managed Health Care
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Association for Counseling and Development
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Marin Chapter of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Disaster Response Team


  • Wednesday Morning Dialogue
  • Kol Shofar Mental Health Professionals

AKA Robin Joy Briskin Berenson

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