Sarah is a registered clinical psychologist and school psychologist in Ontario. She brings to her practice over a decade of experience working with children, youth, and parents in various capacities. Sarah has provided assessment and mental health services in school boards, post-secondary institutions, community mental health agencies, and multi-disciplinary private practice settings.
Currently, Sarah provides psychotherapy and counselling services for preschoolers, children, teens, and parents. She provides treatment for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, emotional regulation, grief, trauma, social skills, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, gender identity, and life/family transitions (such as separation and divorce). She works primarily from an emotion focused approach, and uses elements of different modalities as needed, including Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, interpersonal therapy and play-therapy. She is known for her warm and compassionate approach, and easily develops rapport with clients of all ages. She has a particular interest in providing support and consultation for parents of children and teens with intense emotions and challenging behaviour, and in helping to strengthen parent-child relationships.
Sarah also provides psychoeducational and autism assessments for children and teens. She offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to assessment, to help parents and teachers better support the student’s learning and overall development at home and school. Sarah has a special interest in early diagnosis of ASD in toddlers, and many years of training and experience within this specialized area.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking, gardening and being outdoors. She is a mother of two young children, who keep her on her toes and are constant reminders of how uniquely wonderful and challenging each child can be.
Licensing Body: College of Psychologists of Ontario
Education: Master's Degree in School Psychology (University of British Columbia)