THERAPY FOR MENTAL WELLNESS AND PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE
EMPOWERING YOU TO BE YOUR BEST
We work with you to create an individualized therapeutic approach to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD. We listen to your story and your goals and draw upon various treatment approaches. Sarah is trained in Somatic Experiencing, which aims to resolve symptoms of stress, shock, and trauma that accumulate in our bodies. Cognitive approaches are also available, and many clients appreciate a therapeutic approach that utilizes both.
Whether you're an elite athlete or training for your first competition or race, it's crucial to have the mental skills that will help you to perform at your very best. We know that sport is a part of your life, and vice versa, and mental wellness is important for both. We'd love to work with you!
WHAT TO EXPECT
It can be difficult to reach out for therapy and support, and we do our best to to ensure that you feel comfortable and at ease at your initial session. We'll ask questions to better understand your history and current challenges, and then collaborate with you to create a treatment plan that matches your goals.
SARAH McGRATH McKINLEY
MSW RSW MDiv
Sarah completed her Master of Social Work degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a
Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
She has completed the Advanced level training for Somatic Experiencing, a body-oriented model which aims to resolve symptoms of stress, shock, and trauma that accumulate in our bodies.
In her clinical training and employment, she has worked with individuals at the
London Health Sciences Centre, Parkwood Institute’s Regional Mental Health Care,
first responders and veterans at Homewood Health's Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery (PTSR),
as well as a counselling agency and private practice.
Her first career was in journalism, and this allows Sarah to have a unique understanding
of how exposure to traumatic events and human suffering can impact reporters,
videographers, editors, and others who work in the field.
Outside of work, Sarah loves to be active, and to spend time with family and friends. At present
she enjoys lifting weights, skiing, and has competed in sports such as powerlifting,
and long distance triathlons, including Ironman Wisconsin.
She is currently part of the Toronto Mental Performance Consultation Group, is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and loves to work
with athletes and other performers to strengthen their mental skills.
In addition, Sarah also has a Master of Divinity degree from Huron University College at Western University, and training in spiritual care. This provides a unique opportunity to bring spirituality into therapy sessions for clients who identify that this type of approach would be helpful.