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I believe in your strengths and admire the courage it takes to reach out for support. I trust the value of a therapeutic relationship.

I prioritize creating a safe, open and welcoming space with all of my clients.

Effective counseling is a collaboration. Together, we will have the opportunity to explore various techniques including embodied mindfulness, sensory awareness, somatic storytelling, expressive arts, play and internal family systems theory (among others).

 

I use a person centered approach and choice-based trauma-informed practices.

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All of you are welcome here.

I am a registered clinical counselor (RCC) with a private practice in Squamish, BC. I work with children/youth and offer parenting support as well as therapy with adults.

Prior to working as a Clinical Counselor, I spent a decade supporting women and children in the PEACE program at the Howe Sound Women’s Centre. In conjunction with my private counseling practice, I currently support the anti-violence sector through PEACE program curriculum development for BCSTH (BC Society of Transition Houses), and am one of three facilitators for Women’s Shelter Canada, facilitating nation-wide, online trainings for anti-violence workers across Canada looking to better support mother's and children who have been victims of domestic violence.

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I integrate the powers of embodiment, silence & creativity as a way to encourage you to source from within to find meaning & nourishment in your lives. ​
 
As an educator and a counselor, I hold space for the healthy navigation of real-life issues such as empowerment, self-care, separation & divorce, grief, anxiety, depression, neuro-diversity & school related challenges. ​

If you have any questions regarding my therapeutic approach and/or what a session may look like, feel free to contact me via email to set-up a complimentary 15 minute phone appointment to determine if it may be a good fit for you or your children. 

Rates: $140 (plus GST) per 50 minute appointment

In-Person Availability:

Sarah works out of the Squamish Counseling Clinic.
Monday: 10am - 7pm
Thursday: 2 - 8pm

Virtual Availability:

Available through private & secure zoom
Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am - 2:30pm

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Children/Youth & Parenting Support

• The foundation of my work stems from creating safe, trusting therapeutic relationships with each individual.
• I meet children, youth and parents where they are at, and I remind them that this is time and space free of judgements.
• I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship as a supportive and effective tool for navigating difficult feelings, moments and behaviors in all of our lives.

Areas of focus:
• Anxiety related behaviors (separation, school, social, OCD)
• Neurodiversity & school/learning challenges
• Depression: low energy, lack of motivation, disengagement
• Grief/loss: death of a loved one, shifting family structure, new home
• Attachment theory & Developmental Psychology to support Parent-child/youth relationships

Approaches I use to support:
•  Play & Expressive Arts Therapy
• Developmental Psychology
• Internal Family Systems Theory
• Mindfulness & Embodiment Strategies to Support a Healthy Nervous System
• Parenting Support & Coaching

• Nature Based Therapy

• Response Based Practice

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Adult Counseling/Psychotherapy

• The foundation of my work stems from creating safe, trusting therapeutic relationships with each individual.
• I meet you where you are at. This is time and space free of judgements.
• I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship as a supportive and effective tool for navigating difficult feelings, moments and behaviors in all of our lives.

Areas of focus:
• Grieving: Death of a loved one, end of a relationship, miscarriage / infertility, lost sense of self
• Career: Work/life balance, money challenges, life goals, personal growth & transitions
• Feeling stuck, feeling alone, searching for happiness
• Parenting Education & Coaching

Approaches I use to support:
•  Person Centered Therapy
•  Expressive Arts Therapy
•  Internal Family Systems Theory
•  Meditation & Mindfulness Techniques
• Embodiment & Somatic Awareness Practices
•  Trauma Informed Practice

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I offer a complimentary 15 minute phone consultation to determine if counseling may be a good fit for you or your children.