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Sarah Colen

Sarah is a Master of Social Work student at the University of Toronto. She works from a strengths-based, client-centred approach, where she integrates multiple therapeutic modalities in order to best support each client’s unique goals. She has clinical experience in providing evidence-based counselling for children, teens, and adults.

Education and Training

Sarah earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Oregon and is currently attending the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has worked as an inpatient residential eating disorder clinical counsellor, where she conducted 1000+ hours of dialectical behavioural therapy group sessions as well as individual therapy for inpatient residents. Sarah is also experienced in working with those on the Autism Spectrum, along with family members of special needs children.

Theoretical Approach

Sarah believes in an anti-oppressive, resiliency-oriented, and trauma-informed practice. Her aim is to use various evidence-based treatment approaches to find what works best for the individual. Sarah also emphasizes that the most essential tool of therapy is the relationship between the practitioner and the client; in doing so, she aims to create a space that is reflective, collaborative, and supportive..

Personal Background

Sarah(she/her) is originally from Los Angeles, California and was raised in a family of first-generation Israeli mental health practitioners. From her upbringing, she knew that her calling was to become a therapist. In this realization, she wanted to ensure that her therapy was culturally responsive and social-justice oriented; hence, her desire to become a registered social worker.

Sarah’s focus is for clients to realize their invaluable worth. She looks forward to helping them in their journey of self-reflection, growth, and radical acceptance.  

And before you can ask yes- she does miss Los Angeles weather.

Approaches used

Emotionally-Focused Therapy

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy


Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

Toronto, ON – Canada



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