Robin Roger MA, RP, Dip ATPPP
Psychotherapy is a way for you to make permanent changes that eliminate negative patterns from the past and frees you to create positive new directions. As your therapist I develop a deep and focused dialogue with you that sheds light on how you arrived at your current impasse, and how you can launch yourself into a new life. You will feel that you truly understand yourself so that you are certain of the directions you want to take and other paths you want to leave behind.
Exploring your feelings with me will also help you develop a comfort with every emotion, including ones you may have found challenging in the past. This new, broadened emotional robustness gives you resilience and frees up energy that was being used to manage and avoid painful feelings in the past. Life becomes easier and richer and your quality of life improves immeasurably. My goal is to make sure you feel authentically engaged in your life as a result of working with me. I also work to give you the tools to continue the process of reflection that ensures self-awareness when you feel ready to tackle life without a therapist.
We are remarkably complex and highly individual creatures, and good psychotherapy pays attention to those differences and details. My approach makes careful note of your unique and particular story, and the therapeutic process will be tailored to your personality and situation.
About MeMy burning curiosity about people and what makes them tick has motivated everything I've done in life. I am a graduate of the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and hold a Masters degree from University of Toronto. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have written on mental health subjects, and reviewed many books on mental health for publications including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, and The Literary Review of Canada. I also write for the blog, Musical Toronto, on the subject of music and mental health. I'm very committed to the role that learning new things plays in maintaining mental well being, so pursue ongoing education in new directions in addition to studying piano.
I invite you to come chat with me about what is prompting you to think about starting psychotherapy, to ask me any questions you may have, and to get a sense of what it is like to work with me.
Here in the Annex near the University of Toronto St. George downtown campus is the location of my office.
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