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Bridges Counseling is a group of highly-skilled, independently practicing, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social workers. We believe in the inherent worth of each individual, and believe wholeness is found in physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 

You may contact the therapist directly at the phone numbers listed below

or leave a message at our main office line for general inquires.

Our Partners

Robin Thomas, MSW, MDiv

   Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

   M. Div Master of Divinity   

   M.S.W. Masters in Social Work

   Direct Line: 626-598-3715

Robin is a clinical social worker who graduated from the USC School of Social Work and has been practicing for over thirty years. He provides marital and premarital counseling from an experienced and Christian perspective. Robin also specializes in individual therapy for healthy stress management and works with men facing depression, anxiety, life crisis, identity issues, relationship concerns, and sexual addiction.


Robin is an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University in the Department of Social Work and the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy where he offers training in various areas related to mental health and spirituality. In addition, he co-directs Bridges Counseling along with his wife, Bobbi. In his free time, Robin enjoys creating pottery, hiking, and spending time with his wife and daughters. 

Roberta ("Bobbi") Thomas, MS

 Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

   M.S. Clinical and Community Psychology

   Direct Line: 626-598-3379


Bobbi has over twenty-five years of experience as a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  She is committed to assisting individuals, couples, and families embrace their life and live life to the fullest. She values the opportunity to come alongside individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and challenging life adjustments. Bobbi enjoys providing pre-marital counseling and working with couples that are struggling within their relationship. Bobbi is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the treatment of trauma, and has completed levels I & II of the Gottman couple’s treatment training. She believes the interplay between physical, mental, and spiritual well-being has a significant impact on individuals and their relationships. Bobbi has extensive experience working within the areas of adoption/foster care, private practice, and academia. She is dedicated to community mental health and the integration of faith in the therapeutic process.

In addition to co-directing Bridges Counseling, Bobbi is an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy. She enjoys teaching courses related to couple’s therapy, law and ethics, and clinical placement. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking and learning.


Our Therapists

Flaviana Robinson, MHA, MA

   Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

   M.A. Clinical Psychology

   M.H.A. Health Care Administration

   Direct Line: 626-598-3559

Flaviana enjoys working with people from all backgrounds.  She has a passion and commitment to working with couples and families to help establish and maintain strong and secure emotional bonds. She has experience counseling individuals, couples, and families with a wide variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief, and adjustment to phase of life changes. She has a commitment to assisting non-traditional families and couples dealing with issues of infertility. Flaviana provides a safe and nurturing environment for people to process their experiences, gain insight, and start healing and recovery. She also possesses an in depth understanding of bicultural families.

Flaviana holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. She has been providing counseling services to the San Gabriel Valley community since 2007. She also holds a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Southern California. Flaviana is married and has two daughters.

Dr. Elizabeth J. James, DMFT, LMFT, LPCC

   Doctor of Marital and Family Therapy (DMFT)

   Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

   Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

   M.A. Clinical Psychology

   Direct Line: 909-276-4747

Elizabeth James received her Doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University (LLU), her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University (APU), and her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Music from the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Elizabeth has 7 years of leadership experience and over 12 years of teaching experience in higher education, and has served as a key member with faculty governance councils and academic committees. 


Elizabeth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (since 2010) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (since 2011). She is certified in the intermediate application of the DIR® Model, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1), and has completed the Person of the Therapist Model (POTT) training. During her clinical journey, Elizabeth has served at multiple non-profit and for-profit organizations in leadership, administrative, and clinical capacities. She has provided clinical services to the Los Angeles, Inland Empire, and Orange County areas for over 19 years and has developed and managed three community-based, grant-funded programs. Her clinical interests include the facilitation of prenatal fetal bonding and relational connectedness, the assessment and application of early intervention in the treatment of neurological and developmental disorders within a family system, and fostering a therapeutic environment based on systemic, narrative, and attachment theoretical frameworks. When working with clients, she maintains a genuine interest in learning about their history, development, and trauma narrative. Elizabeth is committed to empowering clients as they maintain a personal investment toward their growth and development.


In addition to her own clinical application of skills, she is very passionate about the advancement of the fields in marriage and family therapy and clinical counseling and embraces the opportunity to mentor and guide budding clinicians in academic and clinical settings. In her professional memberships, Elizabeth is a certified supervisor with both the American Association of Marital and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). She has supervised the licensing journey of many for over 10 years and currently oversees the clinical and professional development of Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists in Southern California. Overall, Elizabeth is an avid educator, speaker, and mentor who seeks to enhance the experiences of clinicians who are developing their application of clinical and professional skills while formulating a sense of self and personal awareness.

Amy McMichael, MEd, MA

   Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)

   M.A. Clinical Psychology

   M. Ed. Curriculum & Instruction in Education

   Direct Line: 626-428-7683

Amy has been providing psychotherapy to a diverse population since 2006. Her compassion and focus are with individuals who suffer from mood disorders, trauma/attachment injuries, identity, and grief. She specializes in working with individuals, couples, families, and elders. Amy’s work is devoted to providing a trusting and healing experience for her clients to support resiliency and growth. Amy’s cultural background enhances her in-depth awareness of how diversity can play a distinctive role in relational issues. In addition to her counseling work, Amy also offers parenting education.

Amy holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University and a Masters Degree in Education from the University of La Verne. She is a Suicide Prevention Certified Gatekeeper instructor and is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level I and Level II. Currently, Amy serves as the Training and Clinical Supervisor for the Marriage and Family Therapy trainees at the Azusa Pacific University Community Counseling Center in Azusa, CA. In her leisure time, Amy enjoys gardening, listening to Audiobooks, cooking, and spending time with her family.


We are each solely responsible for all matters concerning our clients' clinical care. Questions about that care should be addressed to each individual therapist. Our professional records are separately maintained.

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