The Psychology Clinic Staff is here to assist you.
The Psychology Clinic is staffed by advanced graduate clinicians in UNCG’s APA-approved doctoral program in clinical psychology. Each clinician is closely supervised by a member of the UNCG Clinical faculty who are Licensed Psychologists in the state of North Carolina. For adult clients, faculty expertise includes diagnostic assessment as well as evidenced based therapies for depression, anxiety, trauma, and couples therapy. For child clients, faculty expertise includes assessment as well as evidenced based therapies for behavioral problems including ADHD, treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Disorder, emotional problems like depression and anxiety, and a variety of school or family-based problems, including parent-adolescent relationship or communication problems.
Our clinicians are able to implement a variety of well-established, research-based therapies that are shown to be effective at a reasonable cost. All therapists work with a variety of different age groups, families, and presenting problems and are prepared to assist you or your child. All of the staff of the UNCG Psychology Clinic receive annual professional development training from experts in the field of psychology on a variety of topics related to patient care. Dr. Irving Lugo, psychiatrist, is also available for medication management and psychiatric evaluations for clients who are receiving individual therapy through the clinic.
To schedule an initial appointment, call the Clinic at (336) 334-5662 between the hours of 8:30 am and 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:30 am to 7:00 pm on Fridays. If you are unable to reach us, we may be assisting current clients and will respond to your voice mail.
Dr. Robinette is the Director of the Psychology Clinic and has over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families. He served as Resource Psychologist for the Howard County (Maryland) Public Schools, and had a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, before moving to North Carolina to take this position. Dr. Robinette is skilled in assessment and therapy, especially developmental disabilities. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinic, including oversight of the finances and procedures of the Psychology Clinic. He is also available for consultation with community members seeking professional development for themselves or their staff/ organization in the areas of mental health and cultural competence.
Myrtle Hairston is the Administrative Assistant for the clinic since 2011. She provides helpful services to new patients, including consultation regarding fees and payment options. She also is responsible for assisting therapists in the clinic with their workload, including responding to needs of clients and answering phones during business hours.
Takesha Liles is our evening receptionist . She greets clients and responds to phone calls. She also prepares for the clinic’s activities each next day, including making reminder calls about appointments.