Sara is an accomplished clinical counsellor who has supported growth and resolution in individuals, couples, and groups since 1998. Her years of clinical experience and extensive professional development, coupled with intensive personal work, have allowed her to achieve extraordinary results in a variety of clinical settings ranging from non-profit organizations to custody settings, to Ministry programs.
She provides superlative support and guidance in her areas of specialization:
- Relationships (including sex therapy),
- Trauma (single incident, complex, or developmental)
- Transitions at any point in the adult lifespan (divorce, mid-life consciousness).
- Addictions (process and/or substance)
Her warm, intuitive presence and client-focused approach has earned her the respect and trust of clients and colleagues. She maintains the highest ethical standards in her clinical work, and models exemplary boundaries and confidentiality.
Sara approaches counselling from a holistic and systemic perspective, knowing that human health and development requires consideration of the mind/body/spirit and the context it was formed and exists within. She is ever mindful of the uniqueness of each person she counsels, and her practice is based on respect for the diversity inherent in every person. She works from a strength-based, solution-focused model, and collaborates extensively with each client to determine the issues, treatment goals, and method of treatment.
Lifelong learning is a deeply held value for Sara, and her participation in professional development activities keeps her on the cutting edge of research, theory and practice.
Sara is no stranger to the “couch” and has participated in 1:1, Couples, and Group Therapy as necessary since she was 20. She has been a student of The Diamond Approach since 2008 and Interpersonal Neurobiology with Sarah Peyton since 2010. In her free time Sara revels in deep nurturing friendships, nature, spiritual practice, gardening and dancing.