Robin is a clinical social worker registered with the Nova Scotia Association of Social Workers and has more than 25 years’ experience working with both teen and adult populations across a broad spectrum of issues, challenges and concerns. These include addictions and substance misuse, anxiety, depression, past trauma, work and personal stress, self-esteem and self-worth, relationships and communication, career and life transitions, motivation, procrastination and goal setting, and personal growth and wellness. After having spent close to a decade working with street involved, marginalized youth, Robin is particularly passionate about, and experienced with, engaging troubled teens and young adults. She has a deep understanding of the complex issues challenging this population and is skilled in supporting them as they work through mental health, addiction and life issues.
After gaining much professional—and life—experience working as a researcher in a forensic psychology lab and as a clinician in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Robin relocated to Halifax and returned to school to obtain both bachelor and master degrees in social work from Dalhousie University, thus complimenting previous studies in psychology and law, both at the University of British Columbia.
Robin has an integrated, evidence based practice which draws from a number of therapeutic modalities; primarily cognitive behavioural (CBT), motivational (MI) and narrative. She approaches the therapeutic relationship with holistic, strengths based and client centered perspective. Using a collaborative, solution focused approach, Robin believes in working with clients to develop therapeutic goals and outcomes, supporting and empowering them as they effect change.
As a social worker with private practice accreditation, Robin is covered by most insurance plans.
She may be reached by voice or text at 902-456-4159 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.