Jerrod Handy-Robinson, Psy.D., MSCP
Clinical Prescribing Psychologist
I am a licensed Prescribing Psychologist who specializes in providing culturally competent mental health services to the LGBTQ+ community, with a particular focus on individuals who identify as sexual, racial, and/or gender minorities. As a Black gay man myself, I understand the unique challenges faced by members of marginalized communities and I am committed to creating a safe and supportive space for all of his clients.
In addition to clinical psychology, I have specialized training and knowledge in psychopharmacological medication, clinical mental health care, assessing and diagnosing, and the authority to prescribe medications. I am trained to prescribe medications and, when needed deprescribe, ensuring that all of my patients receive the proper combination of therapy and medication.
I received my PsyD in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and I have also earned several Master’s degrees in the areas of General Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Clinical Psychopharmacology. I have worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, hospitals and medical clinics, forensic locations, and private practice.
I am passionate about using evidence-based practices to help all clients achieve their goals and improve their mental health. I have extensive experience working with individuals experiencing difficulty with gender identity, sexuality/sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, career transitions, healthy living, work-life balance, stress management, and general mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety, mood instability, etc.). I believe that it is vital for people to trust the therapeutic space and know that it is safe, welcoming, and free of judgment. I work with clients to help them identify goals of treatment that are aligned with their values and beliefs.
In addition to my therapeutic work, I am actively involved in providing comprehensive psychological evaluations in the domains of neurodiversity (e.g., Autism and ADHD), personality, intellectual, academic, and cognitive.
When not working, you can find me engaged in video or board games, cooking, being physically active, or spending time with my partner. I am a proud member of the Black LGBTQ+ community and I am committed to using my position of power and privilege to promote greater understanding and acceptance for all members of this vibrant and resilient community.