Jaz Robbins, Psy.D. is a Postdoctoral Trainee (CA Registered Psychological Associate PSB94026999) working under the license and supervision of Katie Arfa, Psy.D. (CA PSY31016). Dr. Robbins currently provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adolescents and adults drawing from the approaches of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
Jaz Robbins, Psy.D.
My interest for health intervention began with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition from North Carolina State University and evolved into a greater awareness of the food-mood connection as I completed both my Master’s and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.
As a Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist, I have worked with clients individually and in groups to help them unpack the food-mood connections present in their lives and understand the ways their mental and physical health are intertwined.
As a therapist I have specialized training in research-based modalities (including CBT, DBT, and ACT) as well as trauma treatment, which is an integral part of my work with clients who have health concerns. My experience encompasses the treatment of both prominent and subtle traumas, including individuals who have experienced combat, grief/loss, abuse and neglect, and addiction. Because traumatic experiences can have such profound and lasting effects on both our mental and physical health, addressing historical traumas can often be a key part of effective treatment. Additionally, I pride myself in providing LGBTQIA+ affirmative care and also enjoy working with those in non-traditional romantic relationships.
I find great joy in using an integrative approach to help clients craft their unique paths to healing. I have integrated my knowledge of nutrition and lifestyle habits with research-based therapy modalities to help my clients achieve a greater sense of biological and psychological well being.
In addition to being a therapist and nutritionist, Jaz teaches graduate-level courses at Pepperdine University and UCLA Extension and she is a published author with two titles to her credit and frequent contributions to the Los Angeles Psychologist magazine. She also owns and operates a Los Angeles-based nonprofit and holds leadership positions within the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.