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About Me & My Approach

Robin Banister | Registered Psychotherapist
BA Psychology, Dip Existential & Integrative Psychotherapy

Before I became a mental health professional, I witnessed firsthand the overwhelming lack of mental health services available in our community and the impact that had on my life and those around me. This experience inspired me to become a psychotherapist and has shaped my compassionate and non-judgmental approach to this work.

My approach to therapy is humanistic in nature, an approach that focuses on free will, human potential, and self-discovery. My goal is to help clients develop a strong and healthy sense of self, explore their feelings, and find meaning in their lives. With my extensive training and education, I take an integrative approach to therapy, using a variety of approaches and interventions tailored to each client's needs.

Throughout the therapeutic process, I prioritize the client's autonomy and comfort. I believe that clients are the experts on their own experiences, and I am here to listen, provide tools, and create a safe space for learning.

I work with a variety of issues, including depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, sexuality, and life purpose. I am also passionate about psychedelic education and integration. I have helped many clients overcome these challenges and find greater fulfillment in their lives.

Overall, my approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration.

Additional Education & Training

Psychedelic Therapy & Integration

I have trained with MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) as an MDMA assisted-psychotherapist as well as Fluence to deepen my understanding of psychedelic studies. 

Somatic Attachment Therapy Certificate

Somatic attachment therapy involves the way in which a person forms intimate bonds with themselves (embodiment), with other people, and with the environment. These bonds form the supportive foundation to be adaptive, learn and grow, and flourish in one's goals and relationships.

Addictions Certificate Wilfred Laurier

A holistic, harm reduction lens at dealing with substance use and addiction.

Children's Hospice Training

Through several years of volunteering at a children's hospice center, I received training in dealing with the delicate matter of end-of-life care for youth and supporting their families.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate

CBT level 1 certification from Adler SickKids

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