Robin is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with children, youth and families. She is passionate about Neurodiversity and building a neuro-inclusive world.
Robin’s style is genuine, compassionate, non-judgmental and strengths-based. She works collaboratively with individuals and families to identify the goals that matter to them. Robin draws from a number of different evidence-based therapeutic modalities in her work to support individuals and families toward meeting their goals.
Robin has a particular interest in working with children, youth and young adults experiencing worries, fears, low mood or emotional dysregulation. She helps individuals understand and manage their emotional states, and guides caregivers in helping their child integrate these new skills. Robin works with individuals who have experienced trauma and grief by processing their natural responses and building skills to regulate intense emotions. In addition, Robin has supported numerous caregivers over the years in adjusting to a new diagnosis of autism spectrum for their child, by facilitating communication between family members, helping them to process their emotions and increasing understanding of their loved one’s needs. She is skilled at helping families navigate the service system and build advocacy skills.
Client focus: Children, Adolescents, Young Adults (18-29), Parents/Caregivers and Families
Therapy to address:
- Adjustment to diagnosis
- Caregiver support
- Diagnosis exploration
- Emotional Regulation
- Interpersonal relationships
- Life transitions (school, work, family)
Therapy Options: Online video conferencing or telephone
Robin’s approach integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Coaching, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. Her unique therapeutic approach incorporates psychotherapy and advocacy to ensure that her clients feel empowered and that they have the tools they need to work through life’s challenges.
Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University
Bachelor of Arts with Honours, Sociology and Women’s Studies, York University
Ongoing Professional Development:
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Training in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Solution-Focused Coaching and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy