Sarah Blackmore

Areas of Practice

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Stress Management
  • Sexual Identity & Gender Expression Difficulties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Career Exploration

Approaches Used

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Self-Compassion
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Queer Theory
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Group Therapy

 

Sarah Blackmore, MA

Registered Clinical Counsellor

We all need help at times to overcome barriers that hold us back from living fulfilling lives. Sarah believes in working collaboratively with clients to move past challenges, identify strengths, and support their true values. Sarah focuses on developing a safe and open therapeutic relationship in order to promote change, growth, and self-acceptance. Sarah uses feminist principles to empower clients by recognizing larger systems impacting their lives.

Sarah is Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Sarah completed a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology at Simon Fraser University and has postgraduate training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). As part of her education, Sarah completed a Master’s Thesis exploring the barriers queer women face in interactions with healthcare providers. Sarah uses multiple therapeutic tools when counselling youth and adults experiencing challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, sexual orientation and gender identity issues, stress management, relationship issues and career exploration. Sarah has experience working with diverse populations in both individual and group counselling settings.

Outside of Peak Resilience, Sarah works at the YMCA of Greater Vancouver as a co-counsellor for the Youth Mindfulness Group. She is also a Program Facilitator for an employment program for young adults  with mental health barriers. In all of her work, Sarah helps clients recognize their strengths and fosters inner courage to achieve change and growth.

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