About

I am a registered social worker holding a Masters Degree in Social Work from York University. In addition to this a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Prince Edward Island/University of New Brunswick).

My approaches to healing are carefully customized to meet the nuanced and thoughtful care that is critical for your healing and restoration.It is my aspiration to support you to locate yourself in the chaos and suffering that can attach itself as you navigate life.

The balance I aspire to achieve is a combination of Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness (Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition), Antiopressive & Equity Practice (AOPE), Trauma Informed, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychology.

Some of the life experiences that I bring in addition to my professional credentials are: membership in the 2SLGBTQII+ community, being a former crown ward, a parent, a consumer survivor of the mental health system, and several others areas. I know it can be helpful to share intersections when seeking supports.

  • Certifications and Licenses
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW) in the Ontario College of Social Workers & Social Service Workers
  • Registration with the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
  • Bachelors of Psychology
  • Internal Family Systems Level 1 (Black Therapists Rock) completed
  • Internal Family Systems Level 2 (Pending 2021)
  • Internal Family Systems Skills and Competencies (Derek Scott)
  • Complex Trauma and IFS (Frank Anderson)
  • Anti Oppression and Equity (Kike Ojo, & various others)
  • Level A Mindfulness (University of Toronto)
  • Motivational Interviewing (Dr. Ketan Vegda)
  • Harm Reduction (Zoe Dodd & various others)
  • Narrative therapy (Karen Schaffer)
  • Suicide Intervention Trainer (Linda Baker)
  • 2nd Degree World Taekwondo Federation Blackbelt
  • Trauma Informed CBT (Dirk Niles)

Trainings

  • Recovery Model & Mental Health (University of Toronto)
  • Learning Disorders ( Melissa Towbothan)
  • Eating Disorders (Kyla Fox)
  • Indigenous Cultural Safety (SAN’YAS)
  • Treating Complex Trauma Clients at the Edge: How Brain Science Can Inform Interventions Frank Anderson
  • IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) Across Clinical Applications

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-elisabeth-macdonald-35b52b16b/

Feel free to book a free 20 minute consultation with me to see if you feel we would be a good match.

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