I take a relational and compassionate-mindfulness approach to psychotherapy. Pillars to my practice are authenticity, compassion, curiosity, mutuality, inclusion, and playfulness. I Integrate with many modalities and I am most of all client centered. This means that I believe the healing capacity and the answers are in you and about you!
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) here in the Province of Ontario. I completed my Master Degree in Counselling Psychology at University of Ottawa and also my Honours B.A. in Psychology at Brock University. I am actively involved in research in regard to new applications of psychotherapy (involving our animal relationships) and regularly give talks at Universities across Ontario. I have extensive life experience in the field of mental health, including working with substance misuse (addictions), anxiety, depression, relational-troubles, trauma, self-harm, grief, mood disorders, and personality disorders. My experience comes from formal/professional trainings, my education, years of my own work and volunteering on the frontlines and margins of mental health, and of course my own personal life journey and recovery!
My name is Robert Vincent Piro and I would be honoured and grateful to walk beside you on this path in psychotherapy.