Bridging Mental Health Gaps for Improved Workplace Wellness: An Insight into Dr. Ajita Robinson’s Approach

Dr. Ajita Robinson
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Dr. Ajita Robinson, a pioneer in the realm of mental health, has dedicated her life to addressing gaps in policies, workplace culture and leadership styles that pose a threat to employee mental health, wellness, and retention. With her roots serving as a mental health clinician, instructor, and researcher, Dr. Robinson established the Friends in Transition Counseling Service, a mental health practice located in the central city of Bethesda, Maryland.

Licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor in Maryland and a National Certified Counselor, Dr. Robinson’s primary focus areas are grief, loss and life transitions, and neuro-developmental disabilities. 

With a tenacious spirit and deep expertise, Dr. Robinson has ascended from the depths of personal adversity to thriving as a mental health clinician, best-selling author, international speaker, and income strategist. Often referred to as ‘The Experts’ Therapist,’ Dr. Robinson has harnessed her corporate consultation and clinical experiences to build an 8-figure mental health practice. As a first-generation trauma and poverty disruptor, she is fiercely committed to her quest to guide mental health entrepreneurs toward financial freedom and community healing.

A critical turning point in Dr. Robinson’s journey was her personal upbringing, marked by recurrent instances of incarceration, abuse, addiction and mental health challenges within her family. A resilience fostered by her own therapy set a foundation for her passionate commitment to ensuring others could experience similar life transformations.

The onset of the global pandemic brought the importance of mental health to the forefront of societal concerns. Employee mental health became a focal concern within the business community, triggering a wave of attention and resources towards the matter. However, much to Dr. Robinson’s dismay, these initiatives have dwindled post-peak pandemic, leading to a lapse in mental well-being priorities among employees, students, and staff.

In addressing this lapse, Dr. Robinson advocates for culture-shift towards normalizing mental health and wellness at work. The mere check-box approach in barring a crisis is insufficient for deep-rooted change. She believes employees will be more receptive and aware when mental health integration aligns with the core values of an organization.

Dr. Robinson’s dedication to mental health is reflected in her recent book on processing grief, “The Gift of Grief.” The inspiration for her book arose from a three-pronged observation. Firstly, access to grief-related resources outside therapy remained elusive for many individuals. Secondly, she sought to bridge the gap for those unable to locate an available clinician. Lastly, she perceived an urgent necessity for educators and first responders to identify various forms of grief, thus better supporting the grieving.

Enriching lives through her work, Dr. Robinson consistently aims to provide “Mental Health for Everyone, Anywhere.” For more insights into her mission, strategies, and tools, visit her website at and Instagram profile at Her resilient journey and unwavering commitment to mental health wellness within workplaces and beyond make her a leading figure in promoting sustainable and integrated mental health practices worldwide.


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