She studied classical singing at the Royal Conservatory of Music, received a Bachelor of Music degree and had a career as a music educator and children’s entertainer before going back to school to study expressive arts and psychotherapy. Robin’s arts therapy work has included Sunnybrook Health Science Centre with adolescents in mental health, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab, Muki Baum Accessibility Foundation, L’Arche Toronto, L’Chaim Dementia Centre, and Addiction Rehabilitation Toronto. She also has a private arts and talked-based psychotherapy practice in Toronto.
So what can you expect when participating in one of Robin’s creative arts programs at the DBWA? Robin uses gentle humour and curiosity to create programs with themes that spring from our everyday life experiences and how we relate to each other. Improvised scenes with funny situations, reflections and personal stories, dancing and singing, together with poetry and visual art are all woven together. The warmth and collected wisdom of the DBWA community are Robin’s ongoing joyful inspiration.