Robert

Simms

MSW RSW
he/him
PRACTICE FULL
ON LEAVE

Robert is here to support you to set boundaries, improve communication, and build stronger relationships.

Robert can help you strengthen communication skills, understand emotional regulation, challenge your imposter syndrome, and manage stress. Robert can help you set boundaries in your personal and professional life. He recognizes that boundaries can change depending on the situation or person, and he will help you become more flexible in your relationships. 

Robert is passionate about helping you to examine your cultural identity and how it impacts your day-to-day life. Robert can help you reconcile different cultural identities, bridge your family’s culture with your Canadian identity, and live authentically with the different pieces of your identity. Robert understands from his own experience that the journey of self-identity and self-discovery is different for each person. He’ll work with you to find your own path. 

Robert is skilled at helping couples who face relationship challenges to create healthier dynamics. Whether you are looking to strengthen your communication, set healthy boundaries, or deal with complex issues like infidelity, Robert is here to help. Robert specializes in supporting male-identifying people who find it hard to express their emotions. He will help you work through anger issues, whether they show up in personal relationships or hinder your personal growth. Robert will help you find the root causes of your anger so that you can address them and move forward. 

A few interesting facts about Robert: his wife is Deaf (and comes from a Deaf family); he lived and worked in the Northwest Territories for many years; and he has moved over 50 times in his life.

Right for you if:

You struggle with identifying, implementing and enforcing boundaries.
ADHD symptoms are impacting your life in a negative way and you are looking for strategies to help you navigate your life.
You struggle with anger issues or emotional regulation.
You’re open to being challenged, and are ready to put in the work.

More about

Robert

Master of Social Work, King's College (2021)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (Government of Northwest Territories)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (Addictions Services of Thames Valley)

Motivational Counseling Techniques (Addictions Services of Thames Valley)

Trauma in the Mind’s Eye (Hincks-Dellcrest Centre)

Face Your Fears (Hincks-Dellcrest Centre)

Mindfulness Inside & Outside the Therapy Hour: 3 Day Intensive Training (Ron Seigel)

The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques (SOS Workshops)

Ontario Association of Social Workers

Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Q&A

What do you do to take care of your own mental health?
I try and connect with people in my life, especially when I'm feeling down or hurting. I do various types of physical exercise, whatever my body can handle at that moment and I'm able to get access to. I'm working on integrating mindfulness into my daily practice.
What is a motto or idea that gives you reassurance when you’re having a difficult time?
This too shall pass. Even though it may not feel like it, whatever your situation or feeling you're stuck in, will eventually change. The only constant in life is change.
How do you describe therapy?
I equate therapy to car ownership. If you only take your car in to a mechanic when there is a crisis, how long would it last compared to one that you have regular maintenance performed on? Same with mental health. If you only see a therapist when you're in crisis, how useful will the skills you learned be?

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