Robin Willis, Art Therapist, MA, MCP, AT (Candidate)

Individual, Child & Family Therapist
Robin Willis

Robin is inspired by the resiliency of the human spirit. She believes that within all of us lives an innate drive, not only to overcome hardships but to grow and ultimately thrive as a result of these challenges. She believes that everyone has their own unique answers within them and possesses the power to move toward greater self-knowledge, fulfilment and wellbeing.

Robin’s practice involves working with individuals, children, youth and families. Her style is attentive, warm, grounded and at times, humorous. She exudes warmth and compassion and nurtures meaningful, trusting and genuine relationships with her clients. She guides her clients in developing resources that help them better understand themselves. She also believes in assisting her clients in developing practical skills that will enhance their lives.

Robin became a therapist after earning an MA in Acting from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London England and worked for over a decade as an actor and theatre educator in New York City, Toronto and at major Canadian theatre festivals. Along the way, she trained extensively in yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices, as well as obtaining her professional registration as a holistic nutritionist. 

Robin uses an integrative approach that draws on her rich background and creative gifts. She brings together her skills in counselling, expressive art-making, mindfulness and therapeutic play to support her clients in navigating a wide range of issues and challenges. Grounded in attachment and Client-centered theory, Robin draws on modalities such as Narrative, Holistic Expressive Play, Cognitive Behavioural, Adlerian, and Emotionally Focused Family therapy.