She is the president and founder of DotCom Therapy, an online delivery system for speech and occupational therapy, mental health services and more.
DotCom has been recognized by national publications and has given clients around the world access to therapy.
Discovering a need
Robinson started her career as a speech-language pathologist.
In one hospital job, Robinson worked with patients from 6 months old to senior citizens. She saw first-hand that there was a shortage of therapists like her.
“There were so many people requiring speech-therapy services, and not enough therapists to provide them.
“We had long wait lists. Unfortunately, if you have a child, parent or loved one who needs those services, you need that pretty quickly.”
She thought more people needed more access.
She talked with a therapist friend who was providing telehealth, doing video conferencing with a child in Thailand.
The experience turned on a lightbulb.
“Maybe there was something there, with teletherapy,” said Robinson, who has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.
In 2015, she and a former partner founded DotCom Therapy
From start-up to rising star
A large rural school district in Alaska was their first client. Robinson was part of an on-the-ground team that flew to village schools on bush planes to establish the relationship. After meeting in person, the therapy moved online — and DotCom was off the ground.
About four years later, DotCom has rapidly expanded.
As well as speech and language therapy, the company now offers occupational therapy, audiology and mental health services.
They provide services to clients in 30+ states and a handful of other countries. They even have bilingual therapists.
The company has been on Inc. magazine’s list of Rising Stars: Overachieving and Under 30 and Entrepreneur magazine’s 2017 list of the 360 Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America.
For Robinson, teletherapy is about pairing the strongest clinicians with the clients who need them most.
“I am proud of creating a company that I as a clinician would want to work for.”
She gives credit to her graduate education, and says she learned some of her best problem-solving methods from a professor who took her on as a research advisee.
“I was empowered to make the most out of my chosen career path. It made me feel I could achieve whatever I wanted to achieve.”