Dr. Robyne Diller is a clinical psychologist who has provided therapy and testing in hospitals and in private practice for many years. She received her undergraduate degree in English (the writer’s program) from Northwestern University and her master’s and Ph.D. from Emory University and went on to finish her clinical internship and residency in psychology here in Connecticut. Dr. Diller’s focus has always been in treating adults and adolescents suffering from anxiety, personality and depressive disorders. She believes in a holistic, accepting approach and tailors her treatment to each patient’s individual needs, bringing in different treatment modalities as they are needed. Dr. Diller strongly believes that the patient leads the therapy while the therapist is the guide; in this way, there is a partnership that develops which allows the client to become healthier, happier and more in touch with who they have always wanted to be.
Dr. Diller lived abroad for many years and brings to her therapy work a love of individual differences, identities and goals. She has written a self-help book, entitled, “How Everything Changed” which is a discussion of meaningfulness and how to achieve and hold on to it. After the publication of her book, Dr. Diller went on a number of book tours, teaching audiences in a variety of countries about meaningfulness and its critical value in every person’s life. Dr. Diller has also worked for two decades as an editor for psychiatric researchers who hope to publish their findings in international journals; as a result, she has been involved in leading-edge research into depression and its treatment. She approaches her work every day with a spirit of acceptance and kindness and with purposefulness, insight and an absolute belief in the process of therapy.