Sarah's career in this field started after receiving my Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology. In the past 15 years, she has been providing counselling services in a variety of environments including the rehabilitation field, private practice, and community health centres.
Her professional practice has been focused on individual, couples/Relationship, and family counselling. Her training and specialization are in “talk therapy” and she incorporates, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based techniques, and inner child work into my practice. She provides professional support on issues such as life transitions, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, relational issues, specific phobias, and trauma. She is able to provide counselling services in English and Farsi.
Sarah is an EMDR trained therapist who has extensive experience in the field of trauma. To learn more about trauma please visit: http://www.apa.org/topics/trauma
Her approach to couples/relationship counselling is informed primarily by Gottman Couples Counselling method as well as Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).
Further, she has extensive experience in the rehabilitation field and conducts psychological assessments (under supervision), and offer counselling treatments for clients who have been involved in Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA).
She received her Master's degree in counselling psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, and a Specialized Honors Degree in Psychology from York University. Her professional registration is with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and her professional membership is with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
At Talk to Heal Counselling, Katelyn provides individual, couples, and family counselling for her clients. Her work revolves around talk therapy with individuals, couples and families that need relief from distress by discussing and expressing feelings as a way to help change behaviours, attitudes and habits that may be unhelpful as a way to promote more adaptive and constructive ways of coping.
Her therapeutic approach has a diverse background depending on the client’s goals and needs out of therapy, however she generally takes a person-centered approach that involves a collaborative process that helps guide clients to more self-awareness, a gain in new perspectives and increase in personal strengths that will lead clients toward a more positive life that is better aligned with their core values, beliefs and culture. Her approach is compassionate, encouraging, supportive and insightful. Katelyn enjoys working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and is LGBTQIA+ friendly.
Katelyn received her Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and an honours degree in Psychology and Sociology from York University. Currently, she is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
With her professional and educational background, she hopes to help people with her experience and exposure as well as her passion for being a helper.
At Talk to Heal Counselling, Cristian primarily provides individual counselling to clients seeking strategies for change. Cristian incorporates mainly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), gestalt therapy, and mindfulness based-elements into his work.
Cristian’s background is in the substance abuse field with 6 years of Addictions Counselling and Harm Reduction experience. He has worked with clients struggling with a variety of mental health needs. Cristian’s therapeutic approach is client-centred and tailored to the needs of each client within a supportive, collaborative, trusting and never judgemental environment.
Cristian is currently working on completing his Master’s Degree from Yorkville University in Counselling Psychology and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from York University. Cristian is awaiting Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) status from the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Currently, he is completing his practicum under the direct supervision of a registered psychotherapist and psychologist.
At Talk to Heal Counselling, Emma provides individual counselling based on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy model. Establishing a sound therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance to Emma, while also providing clients with empathy and working in a collaborative manner to ensure clients are making the most out of the sessions, ultimately paving their road to success.
Emma has gained invaluable experience with different populations. She worked with children at Boomerang Health which is Powered by SickKids and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. She has also worked with individuals who have experienced Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA), conducting intake interviews and writing initial reports for the Psychologists. Further, Emma has been working at the Distress Centres of Greater Toronto, where she makes outbound calls, ensuring the safety of clients through safety checks, social calls, and medication reminders. Also, she has facilitated group sessions at the Canadian Centre for Men and Families with fathers who have recently separated/divorced. In this position, she provided participants with weekly topics regarding mental health and developing and/or increasing the effectiveness of their coping skills.
Emma holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and is currently a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Emma also received her Bachelor of Honours at York University, majoring in Psychology and graduating with Distinction, both making the Deans List and Cum Laude, where Emma found her passion in helping individuals who have been suffering from their mental health.