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Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
New York, New York
I am a licensed Clinicial Psychologist with specialized training in mood and anxiety conditions. I... Full Bio
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‘Crazy’ Finally Hits Book Stores, Final Thoughts (The Most Important of which is... by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’m not quite sure where to start. There are moments you plan for days, months, years. But sometimes when they actually occur, you don’t even know how to respond. That’ ... Read on »
‘Crazy’ is now on Kindle, Other Good Stuff Coming Soon by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My apologies for being off the grid, and I promise that more material is coming soon. For now, though, be a good conservationist and pick up ‘Crazy’ on Kindle here . ... Read on »
“Crazy” Outtakes, Part 7: Narcissism, Weed, Booze and Goiters by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Click here if this is your first time visiting the Crazy Outtakes section of the site. I believe this was written in 2005. It originally began as a chapter about wo ... Read on »
“Crazy” Outtakes, Part 8: Verbal Abuse, Nursing Homes and Validation by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Click here if this is your first time visiting the Crazy Outtakes section of the site. This was one of the last pieces to be cut from “Crazy.” It seemed overkill to ... Read on »
“Good Enough” vs. “Not a Good Match”: a Primer on Dating and Relationships by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When potential clients make initial contact, either by phone or email, they often ask, “what are your areas of speciality?” I always reply with Mood and Anxiety issues. ... Read on »
“Most Important Works of Art in the Last Decade” Winners Revealed by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Sorry for taking so long to post about this project . Very few agreed with my nominations , although we got some great choices by a lot of people. So, in no particular o ... Read on »
“Reuniting With Your First Love…on the Net” Revisited by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health When you use WordPress to power your website, there is a feature which allows you to see search terms people have used to find your site. When people aren’t using the word ... Read on »
'Upset' is Not an Emotional State by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Conventional wisdom in the shrink world tells us that mental health improves when we're more 'in touch' with our emotions. In other words, the more specifically you can und ... Read on »
A Brief Comment on OCD by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health At RudiusMedia.com, Ben Corman has posted an interesting piece on a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. As someone who tries to normally present mental health issues in ... Read on »
A Brief Interview with Dr. Rob by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you're an adult whose name isn't Dr. Pete you probably have at least one former significant other in your life. Hopefully you're curious enough about your past to learn ... Read on »
A Critical Error in Parenting by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My mother told me that I'm no longer allowed to say negative things about her on this site. I believe the exact words were "stop humiliating me you ungrateful...ingrate!" ... Read on »
A Critical Error in Parenting by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My mother told me that I'm not allowed to say negative things about her on this site any longer. I believe were the exact words were "stop humiliating me you ungrateful...i ... Read on »
A Few Announcements by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Since I'm not traveling this summer for the fourth consecutive year - I'm so boring that I can't even think of somewhere fun to go - I have a little extra time to share some ... Read on »
A Legitimate Beef or Simply Hating on the Shrink? by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A few years ago I performed a weight loss surgery evaluation on a young man, 25 years of age [1]. For reasons that I cannot go into, he was clearly unprepared for the exten ... Read on »
A Less Than Stellar Start by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One day after my announcement I sat down at the computer to write my book. This will be just like writing ShrinkTalk. Instead of it being one page, though, I'll just make i ... Read on »
A Little Bit of Tough Love by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health My job is extremely satisfying when a client is able to work through problems efficiently and establish a new level of happiness. To have a client identify a problem and tak ... Read on »
A Miracle Cure for Alcoholism? by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health CNN.com is reporting new research that shows two medications, naltrexone and topiramate, have a significant impact in the treatment of alcoholism. You can read that article ... Read on »
A New Approach to Empathy: Fantasies by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Years ago, I worked with a young woman who struggled with the concept of empathy. A trademark symptom of narcissists and sociopaths, she was actually neither, but was in ... Read on »
A New Leaf by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Paul had been in therapy for only a few weeks and had been very ambivalent as to whether or not seeing me could be helpful with anxiety problems. Having had never seen a the ... Read on »
A New Perspective by Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Walking into Gail's office suite I noticed a fairly large sign on the wall of the waiting room. "DO NOT MOVE THE CHAIRS IN THE WAITING ROOM!" Apparently some clients have be ... Read on »