ABOUT SABRINA

Trainings, Conferences & Seminars

2017   Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2

2017  Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1

2017   Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Specialization for Anxiety – OISE

2017   Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Fundamentals – OISE

2016   Neufeld Intensive I - Making Sense of Kids (Dr. Gordon Neufeld)

2016   AFCC Conference Washington Chapter (21 CEC)

2016   Presented an 8 hour training on Parental Alienation and high conflict divorce

2016   Assessments and Interventions: The Intersection of Family Law and Psychology

2015  Filial Play Therapy – BCPTA (Gary Landerth) (14 CEC)

2015   Mediation I – Justice Institute of BC (21 CEC)

2015   Washington AFCC Conference

2014   Life Span Integration Training Level 1 (14 CEC)

2014   Foundation of Collaborative Conflict Resolution – Justice Institute of BC

2014   Community Theatre Facilitation Training

2014   Gestalt Two Chair Technique Training - Dr. Bea Mackay

2013   Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level 1, - Satir Institute of Pacific

2013  Sandplay Therapy, Justice Institute of BC (Marie-José Dhaese)

2012  Financial Management for Community Organization, November 2012, JIBC

2012   Leading the Way (Foundational Leadership Course - JIBC

2011   Immigrant Youth and Gangs Workshop - Justice Education Society

2010   Family Law Workshop - Justice Education Society

2010   Effective Conflict Resolution Workshop - Justice Institute of British Columbia

2010   Gestalt Process Group for Counsellors - Vancouver Gestalt Center

2008   Clear Leadership Communication -  Simon Fraser University

My Approach

Sabrina builds her practice on a deep appreciation for the unique value of each individual, and makes a point of assisting each client in a manner that is relevant to their present lives. She focuses on empowering her clients to find their voice, wisdom, and strength, and enabling them to recognize their potential. She operates from an Attachment framework and her approach to counselling is holistic, which involves the integration of mind, body, and soul. She provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients to explore internal thoughts, feelings, conflicts, traumas, and experiences.  When obstacles to personal, relational, and professional growth are identified, Sabrina will assist her clients in developing strategies to transform these obstacles to growth. In time, this guided exploration will help clients to understand, own, and change the patterns that dictate the quality of their lives.

 

During her sessions, Sabrina is highly attuned to the client’s experience. She is compassionate, yet direct enough to provide a productive and appropriately challenging space for clients to meet their therapeutic goals. In this process, she uses cutting edge techniques.  Sabrina pulls on practical and effective tools such as Mindfulness, CBT, Guided Imagery, Play and Art Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and Lifespan Integration. She is not afraid to dig in, and brings her considerable skill and experience to the clients that she works with. She is skilled at assisting clients to trace the roots of their anxieties and inhibitions, and then developing the confidence and tools to overcome these challenges.

 

In addition to clinical expertise, Sabrina is a faculty at the Monarch School of Business in Switzerland. There, she teaches Theories of Counselling to students in the Department of Applied Leadership and Coaching in an online format. She is also passionate about contributing to the community.  Her training and experience have afforded her the opportunity to serve the community in various capacities.  She has managed contracts and large teams of staff and has developed programs that offer support to children, youth, and parents. She has provided supervision and case management support regarding some of the most complicated family, children, and youth cases. Furthermore, she provides consultation and training on issues of diversity, ethical clinical practice, and youth and child program development. These experiences have given Sabrina an acute awareness and expertise of the needs of the individual, families, and community she continues to serve.  

Suite 120 - 4550 Highway #7
Vaughan, ON.
L4L 4Y7

905-851-8515

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