Sarah VanRoboys, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Sarah is a registered Social Worker of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). She attended the University of Windsor where she completed a Honours Bachelor of Sociology and went on to complete a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work, specializing in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She has also completed a Chemical Dependency Counselling certificate from St. Clair College.
By using a harm-reduction, trauma-informed approach, Sarah utilizes many modalities of therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Family Systems theory. Sarah has recently completed EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy training and is now using it with her clients.
Sarah has experience supporting individuals who struggle with substance misuse issues, trauma, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, borderline personality disorder (BPD), grief and bereavement, stress and interpersonal conflict.
Sarah is passionate about working with trauma survivors, and recognizes the psychological, emotional, physical, social and spiritual impact of trauma on the individual. She strives to provide her clients with a safe, non-judgmental space where they feel supported, valued and heard. Sarah believes asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but rather signs of strength, confidence and resourcefulness.
Sarah's therapy sessions can be covered through some extended health care benefit packages as well as First Nation Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB).