Bruce Tobin


Clinical psychologist, advocate, and academic

Major contributions to psychedelic space

  • Founder and chair of TheraPsil, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Canadians receive therapeutic access to psilocybin
  • In 2016, published a paper that examines the ethical and legal issues concerning a clinician’s discussion with clients about psychedelics

Career highlights

Dr. Bruce Tobin is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist specializing in treating anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma. He is interested in the link between psychology and spirituality and the role that altered states of consciousness play in therapy.

After encountering legal barriers to psilocybin access for palliative patient care, Tobin founded TheraPsil: a nonprofit coalition of healthcare professionals, advocates, and stakeholders committed to helping Canadians receive therapeutic access to psilocybin. In 2020, TheraPsil launched a program to help patients apply for exemptions to legally use psilocybin under Canadian law.