Dr. Robbin Rockett, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and the creator of Solo Parent Life, a free podcast that was created out of Robbin’s own experience of being a suddenly single parent of three young children. Each week, Robbin takes on a variety of issues facing single parents, including dating, finances, stress management, parenting, and co-parenting, and brings in experts, therapists, and authors for frank and friendly conversions that offer guidance for solo parents to become more mindful in their own self-care. Robbin speaks with integrity and from the heart about the people, books, blogs, and resources that have helped her as a solo parent.
Robbin understands firsthand the unique challenges of solo parenting. She unexpectedly became a single mother of three young children when they were six, four and one years old. She began seeking resources that would help her deal with the extreme stress of parenting on her own. Although she had access to professional resources in her role as a clinical psychologist, she found no community where she could seek guidance from other single parents and benefit from their experiences. Like almost all newly single parents, she began to feel very alone and isolated in her struggle to be an effective parent.
These feelings prompted Robbin to seek out other single parents with whom she might share common experiences and glean insight. The advice and encouragement she received from these people solidified her desire to build a community of single parents who can share guidance, resources, and support; a community where solo parents wouldn’t feel alone in their parenting struggles, and where parenting tools could be honed with others toward the goal of not only surviving, but to become thriving single parents.
Dr. Rockett earned her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, her MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and her BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California with a private practice in Corte Madera and the host of the Solo Parent Life podcast. Additionally, she is the Assistant Clinical Director at the Community Institute for Psychotherapy at San Rafael and serves as President on the board for the Marin County Psychological Association.