Sarah has been a registered provisional psychologist for just over two years but has been working in the mental health field for approximately eight years. Sarah began her career working with marginalized youth experiencing homelessness, addictions, and concurrent mental health concerns. She then branched out to work with families that were involved with children's services and worked with parents and caregivers to meet goals and expectations in hopes that the family would be able to stay together as one unit. Following this work, Sarah worked in schools as a behaviour therapist, providing support to students that were exhibiting problematic behaviour in the school environment. In addition to her work experience, Sarah completed her master’s internship working at an indigenous psychological agency. During this internship, Sarah worked with marginalized and stigmatized populations with her primary focus on building a safe and trusting relationship with her clients so they could begin their healing journey. In addition to working in the office, Sarah spent some of her internship working in an inner-city school where she supported teens and young adults experiencing significant hardships and barriers to resources and support as they transitioned into adulthood.
On top of her work at Alliance Counselling and Assessment, Sarah works for a public health agency where she supports clients experiencing concurrent addiction and mental health concerns. Many of these clients have a history of complex trauma and have experienced significant barriers to accessing adequate support.