Robyn Mehlenbeck

Director of the GMU Center for Psychological Services at George Mason University College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr. Robyn Mehlenbeck is a Child and Adolescent Board Certified Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and kids with medical conditions, including Type I Diabetes. Her recent research focuses on weight management for Latino youth and families. Currently, she is a Clinical Professor at Mason and the Director of the GMU Center for Psychological Services, a clinic committed to training graduate students and providing evidence-based, accessible services for the Northern Virginia community.

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  • So many kids are dealing with the idea of return in person. A lot of outlets are talking about that as returning more to normal, and it’s not. It’s really important for parents and schools to help kids expect that it’s not a return to normal, but that it’s a new opportunity to get out of the house and to learn and to see their friends in person in a safe way.

    1 April 2021
  • Children need rules, boundaries, and appropriate consequences. Allowing children to make choices is critical to healthy development, and parents can help by providing options.

    1 April 2021
  • I would love to start a movement focused on gratitude. Taking a brief moment to focus on gratitude can lead to huge changes in mood and behavior. Imagine if all of us focused on something we were grateful for instead of what is wrong or missing in your life!

    1 April 2021
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