Robin Buck, M.Ed, LMHC, RPT, CAS
Education and Certifications
M.Ed. Counseling Psychology 1999, Heritage University
B.A. Social Sciences 1996, Washington State University
Lisenced Mental Health Counselor- Washington
Educational Staff Associate Counselor- Washington
Certified Autism Specialist- IBCCES
SB-Registered Play Therapist- APT
Member of APT- Association for Play Therapy
Board Member and Program Leader NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness
A bit about me...
I began my career as a counselor in a children's hospital setting. After obtaining my Master's degree, I was an elementary school counselor for 19 years. In 2019, I opened The Growing Place Youth Counseling to specialize in working with children in our community.
In my work, I have interacted with hundreds of families, parents, children, adolescents, and adults. This has provided me with a deep understanding of trauma, divorce and blended families, grief and loss, mental health conditions, school issues, child and adolescent behavioral problems, and parenting stress.
My specialty in Autism Spectrum Disorders comes from the many years I have worked with children and their parents who were looking for answers to the difficulties their children were having in school and at home. I have attended hundreds of hours of autism specific training and in 2017 became a Certified Autism Specialist with IBCCES.