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Robin Back, MSW, RSW

Social Worker, E-Therapist Lead

Robin Back received her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, with a specialization in Health and Mental Health and completed her clinical training at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, as well as the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

She has been trained in several psychotherapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

At CBT Associates, Robin works with individuals coping with a variety of mood, anxiety, stress-related difficulties.   Robin is also the BEACON™ eTherapist Lead, and delivers evidence-based Therapist Assisted internet Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TAiCBT) through the BEACON™ platform, for adults struggling with depression, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and PTSD.

Robin practices from a client-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based perspective.  She works collaboratively with her clients and is committed to creating a safe, supportive space where clients can explore their mental health concerns, work towards change, and improve their mental health and well-being without fear of judgment.

Robin also has a comprehensive background and formal training in clinical research.  She has worked on a number of different research projects and has studied psychosocial oncology, HIV/AIDS, psychotherapy process work, and health promotion.

Robin is registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and is also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Please note that our associates work with many presenting issues, some of which are not listed in this biography. Please speak to our intake team at 416-363-4228 for more information.

Why choose CBT Associates?

CBT Associates is a large, well-established and rapidly-growing network of clinics that provides evidence-based psychological services to children, adolescents, adults of all ages, and couples.

We are a highly-qualified group of over 50 psychologists and psychological associates who provide personalized, compassionate, respectful and discreet treatment with the highest level of... Read More

What is the policy for cancelled or missed appointments?

To help us reliably meet the needs of all our clients, we must ask you to provide 24 hours’ notice when cancelling or rescheduling an appointment. Appointments without sufficient notice will be charged the full fee.

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What is a psychologist?


  • Are registered healthcare professionals who are regulated like physicians, surgeons, and dentists.
  • Work with individuals, groups and organizations to promote positive change by assessing and treating psychological problems.
  • Are trained to assess problems accurately using psychological tests and semi-structured interviews.... Read More
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?

Psychologists are closely aligned with psychiatrists as both are highly-trained professionals. Psychiatrists are oriented toward pharmaceutical solutions (some illnesses in fact lend themselves to medication versus talk therapy, such as severe depression or schizophrenia); while psychologists are oriented toward talk therapy as a solution.

Psychologists and psychiatrists both undertake... Read More

What is the difference between a psychotherapist and a psychologist?

The first important difference between psychotherapists and psychologists is the number of years of education and training required to register by each college. The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario requires members to complete any recognized training program in psychotherapy, with 450 hours of direct client contact, and 100 hours of clinical supervision. In contrast, to... Read More

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