Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner

Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, CEO of the Calgary Counselling Centre, holds a Ph. D in Social Work from the University of Calgary with a focus on outcome research, a Masters of Social Work from Carlton University, and Bachelor’s Degrees in Social Work and Psychology – both from McGill University.

Robbie has extensive experience in counselling, depression, domestic abuse, mental health, child welfare and health care. She is a recognized Social Work Supervisor with the Alberta College of Social Workers and is a Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Robbie is an Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary where she teaches as a Sessional Instructor. She is also a Senior Associate and Trainer with the International Center for Clinical Excellence in Chicago.

Robbie was recently honoured with two prestigious awards in recognition of her impressive accomplishments in the field – the 2015 recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction True Leadership Award and the University of Calgary ARCH Alumni Achievement award.

During her 35-year career as an entrepreneur and innovator in the field of mental health, Robbie has transformed how people perceive, receive and deliver mental health services in the community. She has pioneered outcome measurement in counselling and mental health services, increased the number of men seeking treatment for domestic violence and helped reduce the stigma associated with mental health.