What is therapy?

Psychotherapy and counselling are primarily talk-based approaches that are intended to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. Therapy can involve individual, group, or family meetings with a professional.

When embarking on your mental health journey, it is important to ensure that you choose a professional who is registered and licensed with a regulatory College in your region. Robin Cann MSW, RSW is registered as a Private Practice Social Worker with the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers (

Robin provides nonjudgmental, compassionate, and effective support for managing life’s challenges, including:

  • Trauma
  • Depression, persistent sadness or low mood
  • Anxiety, worries & stress
  • Harmful involvement with substances
  • Parenting
  • Interpersonal issues and relationship problems
  • Managing difficult or intense emotions
  • Self esteem
  • Perfectionism (a strong “inner critic”)
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Difficult life transitions
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Compassion fatigue, burnout, and self-care

What types of therapy does Robin offer?

As a strengths-based registered social worker, I will always strive to “meet you where you are,” by collaborating on therapy goals and objectives, and ensuring that your needs and wishes are at the centre of our work together. You bring many skills and resiliencies with you to this process, to which I will tailor my approach in order to support you in addressing the challenges that have arisen in your life. My approach to psychotherapy is primarily informed by Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). I also have advanced training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), which I will incorporate aspects of within our work together, when it fits.


Would your agency or workplace benefit from a workshop on mental health and/or addictions? Robin has extensive experience with facilitating workshops and acting as a guest speaker for agencies and events in the fields of mental health and mental wellness. She has provided workshops and professional development opportunities to educators, human services professionals, health professionals and community partners on topics related to anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, managing ADHD, compassion fatigue, burnout, self-care, and mental health in the workplace. Robin is known for an engaging and lively style, and an ability to communicate theories, concepts and techniques in a manner that allows participants to build and refine practical skills. Workshops and speaking topics are constructed based upon evidence-based theory and techniques related to the requested topic, and are tailored specifically for your agency.