Dr. Marva M. Robinson
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
President of the St. Louis Chapter
The Association of Black Psychologists
Preparing For The Decision: Ferguson Fight for Justice
Dr. Marva Robinson a leading mental health expert in St. Louis, Missouri joins Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live for this week’s Parent Brief to discuss her perspective regarding the efforts taking place in the St. Louis/Ferguson to address the current and future psychological impact on the death of Michael Brown, Jr.
Dr. Marva M. Robinson is the oldest child of Marva J. Robinson and G. Preston Gridiron. Born to an ambitious mother in St. Louis, Mo, she was quickly exposed to sports, arts, and theater at a young age. She received her high school diploma from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day school and immediately went on to pursue her dream of becoming a Psychologist. She completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University, graduating with magnum cum laude honors. She pursued her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with a specialization in Forensics and a focus in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology.
She is the proud mother of one son, Preston, whom she credits as her biggest teacher. While she enjoys the moments of motherhood, she is passionate about her career as a psychologist. Working full time for a St. Louis based health center, Dr. Robinson continues to work with an underserved population. However, her passion for forensics, consultation and psychotherapy beyond the walls of her office propelled her to begin her own private practice.