My clinical experience includes working at the Pine River Institute, a residential treatment facility for adolescents aged 14-20 suffering from addictive behaviours and mental illness, and at the York University Personal Counselling Centre, providing short term, solution–based therapy, primarily in anxiety and depression, to individuals aged 18-60. I am also part of the founding team at The Mor Centre for Student Counselling and Development
I currently work in my private practice and as a part-time therapist at the Pine River Institute. I am also an adjunct faculty professor at the Adler Graduate Professional School, where I co-teach the trauma classes to Masters of Psychology students.
I have personal experience in the world of adoption and have helped many on their journey through this process.
I am proud to have an LGBT-friendly practice and am committed to serving this community with integrity and professionalism.
I currently operate a Private Practice out of Orangeville and Toronto seeing individuals, both adults and adolescents. I co-teach Masters level trauma and self-care courses at the Adler Graduate School and am a founding member of the Mor Centre for Student Counselling and Development in Toronto.
I have completed intensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) advanced training was through Waypoint in Midland and have run several DBT groups. I am an EMDRIA certified EMDR therapist I have worked using Satir family therapy tools and align with Dr. Gabor Maté’s perspective on addiction.
I received training in Conflict resolution and am very familiar with the work of Brene Brown utilizing her concepts in my shame resilience and psycho-education work.
I have a Post Graduate certificate in school, social, emotional and psychological assessment and Trauma therapy.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the CRPO
I have level one certification in EMDR
I appreciate the importance of the right fit between therapist and client. With that in mind, I offer a free, 30 minute initial consultation to enable you to make an informed decision about beginning therapy with me.
I want to thank you so very much for helping me through a very difficult time. With wisdom, compassion and your wonderful sense of humour, you have helped me understand the complexity of our family dynamics. You have helped open my eyes and helped me see things with a fresh perspective. I have learned so much about myself and, more importantly, I am learning to understand that sometimes we simply have to let matters run their natural course.
I have thoroughly enjoyed our sessions together, and won’t hesitate to reach out to you in the future if I feel the need.
Many thanks Sarah. You are a gem.