Sarah launched her part-time private practice in 2017 after thirteen years of full-time practice at the Centre for Student Development and Counselling at Ryerson University. She has a deep interest in utilizing evidence-informed practice to assist individuals and couples in overcoming emotional and relational challenges. Sarah works with clients to transform repetitive or stuck emotion and relationship patterns into the healthy and adaptive responses needed to support individual mental well-being and healthy and satisfying connections with loved ones. The cornerstones of her practice include respect for each client’s lived experience, a focus on the intersecting identities that each person brings to their successes and challenges, acknowledgement and respect for the impact of systemic oppression on personal development and lived experience, and knowledge that, once safe environments have been reached, neuroplasticity and supportive relationships allow us to heal from past hurts. Sarah practices Emotion-Focused Therapy from a trauma-informed perspective. She draws upon her training in experiential, relational psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural therapies to tailor her treatment to each client.
Sarah earned her doctorate in psychology at the University of Toronto (2006) and is a member of The College of Psychologists of Ontario (Registration #4417).