Robert Drinkwater Psychologist Therapist Charlotte NC

Therapy Specialties:

  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Depression and Sadness
  • Diversity and Cultural Identity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Relationships and Communication

Dr. Drinkwater conducted psychotherapy research at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and was active in university campus initiatives to advocate for students and help those dealing with grief and loss.

Dr. Robert Drinkwater

Co-Founder, Therapy Group of Charlotte


As your therapist, I’ll work to build a secure, empathetic, warm, and collaborative environment for you. That will be the starting point for helping you to build a more balanced, intentional, and fulfilled life. 

Assisting you to define and meet your goals is what I love about being a therapist. I’ll do this by guiding and supporting you to recognize and change patterns in your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are causing your distress and making you feel stuck.

I hope that my clients will learn to exist more fully in the world and, through that process, develop greater self-esteem and confidence in themselves and their abilities.

Robert Drinkwater, Ph.D. Therapist Charlotte

I love being able to establish safe, authentic, and meaningful relationships with others in therapy. I have seen over and over again how that translates into lasting, positive gains and changes.

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Psychotherapy at the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the Oklahoma State University
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology at the American University
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Appalachian State University
  • B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill