Sarah is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with 14 years experience providing strengths-based, anti-oppressive, evidence-based care. She has experience working in both front-line and organizational leadership capacitates with individuals with addictions and mental health concerns, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and individuals and families experiencing chronic health conditions. Sarah practices through evidence-based theoretical approaches and techniques and works collaboratively with the client to determine the best approach for their unique needs.
Education and Training
Sarah earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, specializing in Children & Families. Sarah also holds an honours degree in Social Work from York University, a degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and a Social Service Worker diploma from Fanshawe College. Sarah also has additional training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Sarah’s psychotherapy practice is informed by her experience working with diverse, marginalized populations in community organizations, hospital clinics, not-for-profits, organizational administration, and community mental health settings. Her experience includes work with children, youth, adults, and families.
Sarah practices from a non-judgemental, inclusive, harm reductionist, and feminist approach. She believes that the most important element of therapy is the relationship between the client and practitioner. Her personal strengths include building genuine connection, making clients feel at ease, and developing a relationship of trust, non-judgement, and safety to explore challenging issues. She prioritizes a mutually respectful and open therapeutic relationship, values the client being the expert in their own lives, and honours the clients’ strengths & resiliencies.
Sarah practices an eclectic and integrative approach that recognizes clients’ unique needs, values, and experiences. She believes there is no “one-size fits all” approach to care and works with the client to determine an approach that works for their unique circumstances. Sarah utilizes a variety of evidence-based approaches and techniques.