Through her delivery of compassionate therapy to students and adults within the Waterloo region, Sarah considers it a sincere privilege to collaborate with you on your therapeutic journey! Sarah practices from a compassionate, authentic, and genuine place, allowing you to feel safe, supported, and accepted within your therapy sessions together.
Sarah obtained her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph; majoring in Psychology and minoring in Family and Child Studies. Sarah is a Registered Psychotherapist and is an active member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP).
Sarah has previously worked within the post-secondary context, with professional training as a Counsellor at a Southern Ontario University. Having also worked in the psychological research field, Sarah appreciates research initiatives advancing her practice of psychotherapy. She regularly integrates current research and clinical techniques to support and enhance her clients’ wellbeing. Such experiences have guided her towards prioritizing a safe, validating, respectful atmosphere in her therapy sessions.
Sarah is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and Trauma-Informed approaches, and uses evidenced-based clinical techniques to help you learn healthy ways of coping.
Sarah particularly enjoys working with individuals with concerns relating to: anxiety, assertiveness, boundary setting, career/work issues, communication skills, depression, difficulties in relationships, emotion regulation, emotional neglect in childhood, feelings of inadequacy, life transitions (education/career/retirement), low self-confidence, low self-esteem, non-suicidal self-injury, self-acceptance, self-care, self-love and compassion, stress management, and work/school/life balance.
Building on her integrative knowledge and previous clinical experiences, Sarah meets your needs in a way that feels most comfortable for you. Sarah offers insight and kindness, allowing her to be real, authentic, and genuine with you. She believes you are the expert on you and will guide you towards your life goals. The therapeutic relationship is something that Sarah emphasizes within therapy sessions. You will feel welcomed and validated in her office as you partner together to face your present concerns and begin to live a fulfilling life!
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