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ROBYN MANZANO

ROBYN MANZANO

ROBYN MANZANO
MA, Registered Psychologist

I understand that everyone struggles with difficult emotions at times but with a safe and supportive environment, some curiosity, and ’emotional coaching’, clients can obtain important information and new strategies to navigate their patterns of emotionality and build ‘new wiring’ towards emotional agility.  I appreciate the uniqueness of each client and tailor therapy based on individual needs and what ‘best fits’ rather than a “one-size-fits-all solution”.  It is important to me to listen intently to understand where clients have been on their journey and collaboratively explore what may be needed to get to where they want to go.

Also, I seek to help clients feel hopeful in the process of change by highlighting strengths, deconstructing goals into achievable steps, exploring creative perspectives, and through non-judgmental caring.  I have a passion to help clients achieve emotional, mental, relational, spiritual, and physical well-being.

In my practice, I use Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to help clients but integrate other approaches and elements from Attachment Theory, Neuroscience, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, therapeutic play, and mindfulness.

In my work with children (8+ y.o.) and adolescents, I have a tool kit that integrates a variety of therapeutic play techniques and activities, mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and EMDR to help process difficult emotions and situations, develop skills and build resilience.  I have completed Green Stream with Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. Emotion-Focused Family Therapy is also useful in working with parents and families to foster deeper emotional connections and help families work better together as a unit.

With couples, I utilize Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to understand the different ‘dances’ they do in an attempt to stay emotionally connected.  Once couples have more awareness around their contributing steps and learn new ways to move, there is more space to be able to share, negotiate, support, and thrive together.  She is also training in the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy.

My education includes a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Providence University & Seminary in Calgary and now work as a Clinic Director and a Registered Psychologist @ Refresh. I am originally from Toronto but Calgary is home - nice and close to the mountains!

Robyn is currently accepting new individual adult clients and currently NOT accepting new children or couple clients. To book a consultation or an appointment with Robyn today, please click here.

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