Rob McRae is a psychotherapist and author who has worked in healthcare settings for almost 20 years, with clinical work in hospitals, addiction rehabilitation centers, community health care, and private practice.
Rob has a Masters degree in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (#003746). Rob has also completed two units of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) with the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care (CASC) making him eligible to work in hospital or health care settings.
Post-graduate work for Rob has been primarily in the area of addictions and the methods of therapy known as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), The Work of Byron Katie, EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as well as completing training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) twice.
After experiencing first-hand the devastating effects of mental health in himself and his own family, Rob sought answers which led to a major mental and spiritual transformation at the age of 20. After this, his life became devoted to easing human suffering in any way possible. While considering himself a deeply spiritual person, he is also an academic with respect but not affiliation to any religious tradition. Rob has taught spirituality and meditation for almost fifteen years, has spent time in Hindu Ashrams in India, Buddhist monasteries in North America, a Christian Theological Seminary, Nondual contemplation retreats, and has completed the Vipassana Meditation training. His life focus is the healing of minds and souls.
Among Rob’s accolades: Recipient of the Gold medal for academic excellence in graduate studies (2013), his book being released by the publishers of “The Power of Now” (“Living As God: Healing the Separation” [2006,2nd ed. 2012]) and a scholarship for The School for the work of Byron Kate (Los Angeles, 2015).
When he’s not busy being a therapist, you can find Rob running and cycling by the waterfront, painting, singing in a choir, reading good fiction, dreaming about his next trip to Iceland, and increasingly often, just sitting quietly, enjoying the beauty of life.