Meet Robyn Pashby, Ph.D.
Dr. Robyn Pashby is a licensed clinical health psychologist, a certified health coach, and the founder of DC Health Psychology. She is also the co-founder of Health Psychology Advisors. Dr. Pashby values the relationship with her clients above all else. Creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for healing is at the core of her work. Dr. Pashby's clients are often those seeking support as they work to prioritize caring for their own mental and physical health through times of stress, anxiety, or transition. Supporting people through interpersonal relationship building and maintenance are key components of her work. She has a passion for the psychological and behavioral treatment of eating and weight concerns including: sustainable weight regulation, bariatric surgery preparation and post-operative support, binge eating disorder and emotional eating and the impact of weight bias and stigma on physical and mental health. She also enjoys working with people with chronic health conditions. She has advanced clinical training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). She earned her PhD in a dual-track Medical and Clinical Psychology program the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine USUHS and completed her internship at the Washington DC Veteran's Affairs Medical Center. She has advanced clinical training from the Benson Henry Institute and the Harvard Medical School in Mind Body Medicine. Throughout her career, she has specialized in individual and group therapy, training and teaching graduate & medical students, physicians & other healthcare practitioners, as well as coaching for individuals, groups, and organizations. During her career, Dr. Pashby has worked with numerous local organizations including the George Washington University Weight Management Program, the National Center for Weight and Wellness, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Developmental Research Laboratory on Eating and Weight Behaviors. You can find her work featured by several popular media and scholarly outlets including My Fitness Pal, WW (formerly Weight Watchers), InStyle Magazine, Very Well Mind, WTOP radio, the Obesity Action Coalition, the DC Psychological Association, the Everyday Wellness podcast, and more. She has authored or co-authored numerous publications including peer-reviewed scientific articles, book chapters, and blog posts. She served as the Vice President of Professional Affairs on the DC Psychological Association Board from 2018-2020. In 2022 she was elected to serve on the National Board of Directors of the Obesity Action Coalition where she stated the first Mental Health Committee for the organization. Dr. Pashby works via our HIPAA compliant telehealth platform and offers limited in-person appointments in the Washington DC office location. She is licensed in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and Hawaii and is PSYPACT approved to provide telehealth services in 42 states around the US.