About Us

Rob Menning McRae MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

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 not reading about psychology and personal growth, you can find Rob running by the waterfront, singing in a choir, reading good fiction, dreaming about his next trip to Iceland, drinking tons of good green tea, and very often just sitting quietly, enjoying the beauty of life.

“When we dissolve the ideas that block us, the real Self is naturally present – and it is truly without limitation. Let’s both have the courage to find what you truly are.”

Josephine Ruiz MA, ATR-BC, RP, Certified EMDR Therapist

Registered Psychotherapist

Certified EMDR Therapist (EMDRIA)
Board Certified Registered Art Therapist (ATCB)
Approved MH provider for NIHB & IRS-RHSP

Whether we’re overcoming adversity, surviving trauma or dealing with stress or anxiety,
having a sense of purpose, meaning, and perspective in our lives allows us to develop understanding and move forward. Without purpose, meaning and perspective, it is easy to lose hope, numb our emotions or become overwhelmed by our circumstances. We feel reduced, less capable, and lose in the face of struggle. The heart of spirituality is a connection. When we believe in that inextricable connection,
we don’t feel alone.” – Brene Brown

 

I have more than 20 years of counselling work-related experiences in varied settings: out-patient, psychiatric, school/community-based facilities and a family counselling center. My unique training in Counseling Psychology, Art Therapy and EMDR has prepared me to support individuals who are struggling with trauma/PTSD, addiction, secondary traumatic stress for frontline professionals, and sexual/gender/cultural/spiritual identity-related issues. I utilize therapeutic, neurologically and empirically-based approaches that can help you, not only, to cope but thrive.

What can you expect?

I will understand your journey and make sense of your desires, dreams and priorities. Together, we can come up with a plan that suits you, work through your struggles and find a path towards hope, self-empowerment and growth that is both safe and confidential. I am deliberate, mindful, and committed to your holistic and integrated healing.

Areas of Specialty: Trauma/PTSD (Sexual, Physical, Emotional, Cultural Stress, Intergenerational), Addiction, Life Transition, Depression, Anxiety, Sexual/Gender identity-related issues, Compassion Fatigue, Grief and Loss, Relationship Issues, Stress Management, Work-Life Balance

Approach: Trauma-focused, Strengths-based, DBT, CBT, Psychodynamic/Attachment-based, Art therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, Culturally-sensitive, Solution-focused, Motivational Interviewing

Age: Adults