MENTAL HEALTH INTAKE REFERRAL
The North County LGBTQ Resource Center provides referrals and low or no cost therapy intake sessions through our independent volunteer associates and licensed therapists. Our associates are pre and post graduate directly supervised by Dr. Judith Cannon. We provide consultations every day, Monday to Friday, by appointment only. Your session fee is based on a sliding scale approach. Sliding scale is anything between $25 to $65 per session.
To be referred to a specialist to receive psychotherapy services from North County LGBTQ Resource Center, please complete the confidential submittal below.
MENTAL HEALTH INTERNS
Judith Cannon, PhD (she, her, hers) has worked in the mental health field for more than forty years. Judity earned her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Texas Woman’s University and has had a private practice for thirty-two years.
She is an adjunct faculty member in the MFT graduate program at Northcentral University. She is queer and an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California (#93465) and Texas (#1918).
As an LGBTQ affirming psychotherapist, Robyn Shapiro began her professional career as a Registered Nurse, managing a 40-bed, acute care, locked Adlerian psychiatric unit in Chicago. After several years, she transitioned into the medical device industry, serving in key sales management roles in organizations where she built and led sales teams, provided strategic direction, ensured tactical execution, while consulting with hospital and healthcare provider clients.
More recently, Robyn was recruited to 1DocWay (later acquired by Genoa Healthcare) a startup telepsychiatry organization, in 2015 to serve as their VP, Clinical Sales. She was responsible for building telepsychiatry networks that connected community mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, counseling centers and major health systems to underserved patient populations. These services increased access for patients to receive care from psychiatrists and nurse practitioners via videoconferencing platforms. It was during her tenure there, that Robyn realized how much she missed direct patient care, which led her to pursue her graduate studies, while working full time.
Robyn earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Touro University Worldwide. As a Nurse Psychotherapist, Robyn is committed to providing attentive, exemplary care and ongoing support to ensure her clients' success, and excellent therapeutic outcomes. She combines her psychiatric nursing experience, psychotherapy skills and a holistic approach, as she supports her clients on their journey towards wellness. Robyn often incorporates meditation, recommendations for yoga and other mindfulness-based interventions to augment her clients’ total wellness.
Robyn’s goal is to help her clients change their narrative to one of strength and hope, clarity and evolving wisdom. Her approach is empathetic, warm, respectful and supportive. She provides psychoeducation and skill building to empower clients to overcome challenges, grow and achieve their highest goals.