Children, Youth and Adult Mental Health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Consultation, Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Executive Functioning.
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) – Registration #3975, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Trauma Informed Practice
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honours in Psychology
Masters of Arts (MA), Clinical Psychology
Sarah has worked with clients living with Neuro-diversities and cognitive differences for 15 years; starting as a front line support worker prior to completing her Masters in 2008. Sarah has worked on the Youth team (ages 12-19) as a Mental Health Clinician with the Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Program, and is used to working closely with youth, their families and networks (social workers, medical professionals, school personnel) to ensure that the client’s mental health needs are being addressed across all environments. Sarah left her position with DDMHS in late 2021, having relocated to Ontario. She is dedicated to working remotely for TMG Counselling Group, and continuing her work in this specialized field, in both the capacity of Counsellor and Behavioural Consultant.
Having worked with individuals across the lifespan, Sarah particularly enjoys working with children, youth, and their families. Sarah approaches this type of work with the understanding that family members and caregivers play a pivotal role in the therapeutic process.
Sarah takes an evidence based approach to therapy, using Cognitive Behavioural principles but likes to use other therapies to enhance treatment. Sarah has training in Relational Play Therapy and Somatic Psychotherapy. Sarah also uses Growth Mindset and Mindfulness approaches therapy.
Sarah believes that all behaviour is communication and enjoys being a “feelings detective”; helping children and youth attach words and meanings to the physical sensations experienced with strong emotions.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys exploring the world through the eyes of her child. Sarah loves being outdoors, playing, walking and most recently strumming her ukulele.