Robyn Manzano

EMDR Certified Therapist

Refresh Counselling

Hello! I’m Robyn Manzano and I’m a Registered Psychologist and the Clinic Director @ Refresh Counselling.

I understand that everyone struggles with difficult emotions at times but with a safe and supportive environment, some curiosity, and ?emotional coaching?, clients can obtain important information and new strategies to navigate their patterns of emotionality and build ?new wiring? towards emotional agility. I appreciate the uniqueness of each client and tailor therapy based on individual needs and what ?best fits? rather than a ?one-size-fits all solution?. It is important to me to listen intently to understand where clients have been on their journey and collaboratively explore what may be needed to get to where they want to go.

Also, I seek to help clients feel hopeful in the process of change by highlighting strengths, deconstructing goals into achievable steps, exploring creative perspectives and through non-judgmental caring. I have a passion to help clients move towards emotional, mental, relational, spiritual and physical well-being.

In my practice, I use Emotion-Focused Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR – Certified) to help clients thrive but I also integrate other approaches and elements from Attachment Theory, Neuroscience, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, therapeutic play and mindfulness.

Although I am not currently accepting children clients, I can be a resource for parents. I have completed Red & Green Stream with Rocky Mountain Play Therapy Institute. I have also trained in Emotion Focused Family Therapy that is useful in working with parents to foster deeper emotional connections and help families work better together as a unit.

When it comes to making relationships work, I have trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy and on route to completing Level 1 in the Gottman Method. Every relationship can be unique in how we “dance” with others and once there’s more awareness of the contributing steps, we can learn new ways to move and allow more space to be able to share, negotiate, support, and thrive together.

I am originally from Toronto but Calgary is home – nice and close to the mountains! My education includes a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Providence University & Seminary.

Refresh Counselling has 2 locations – one in the NW in Brentwood and one in the SE in Midnapore.

224-4039 Brentwood Rd NW , Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2L1L1

Phone: (403) 9917335

Population Served:



How EMDR is Offered:

Both online and in-person

Areas of Expertise:

Attachment Focussed
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Social Anxiety