Barbara M. Tobin, Psy.D is a mental health professional with more than fifteen years of experience working with youth, families and individual adults in various capacities. She believes fervently in the Collaborative model of divorce as the most effective means, for many families, to separate with dignity. She believes that such an approach allows couples to both settle their differences with minimal negative impact on the family, and on the children in particular, and to provide a definitive voice to each family member. Barb is dedicated to utilizing her training, experience and skill toward assisting families as they navigate divorce. She is able to assist families in Collaborative divorce as either a divorce coach or child specialist.
Barb has completed training in the foundations of both Collaborative Practice and Mediation. She is currently a member of Howard County Collaborative Professionals (HCCP) and Collaborative Professionals of Baltimore (CPB).
Barb’s relevant background includes private practice work within a family-based practice, psychoeducational testing of children, forensic psychological evaluation of youth and adults and experience conducting child custody evaluations within the public sector. She has testified on behalf of parents and children on a variety of issues in Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Anne Arundel County. Barb earned a B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University and received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Maryland and trained Mediator.