What is psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy (or "therapy") utilizes talk-based and experiential components to help people improve and maintain their mental health and well-being. It can involve individual, group, or family meetings with a professional. Psychotherapy often includes formal treatment approaches used in response to specific challenges with emotions and behaviors; and can also be more generally mental wellness oriented, providing increased insight and skills for effectively overcoming problems and challenges associated with difficult life situations and experiences.
When embarking on your mental health journey, 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 (www.nscsw.org).
Robin uses a collaborative, strengths based and emotion-focused approach to psychotherapy for managing life’s challenges, including:
- Anxiety, worries & stress
- Traumatic experiences
- Depression, persistent sadness or low mood
- ADHD, improving focus and attention
- Harmful involvement with substances
- Interpersonal issues and relationship problems
- Managing difficult emotions (anger, sadness, etc.)
- 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, Robin always strives to “meet the client where they are at,” 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 Robin will tailor her approach in order to support you while addressing the challenges that have arisen in your life. Robin's approach to psychotherapy draws from emotion-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.