BA. BEd. MA. RCC.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and began my private practice to help struggling youth by empowering their caregivers so that they can be their best selves in order to help their children thrive. For the past eight years I have been working as both a middle and high school counsellor in the Victoria and Saanich school districts on Vancouver Island. Previously, I worked with youth at risk as a Crisis Intervention and Withdrawal Management Counsellor for Victoria's Youth Empowerment Society. I graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Counselling Psychology.
Both my education and experiences have taught me that it is imperative for youth to feel connected to one caring and supportive adult, and in a perfect world, that would be their caregiver(s) and my goal is to help make that happen.
After spending years counselling youth, I decided to build my own private practice with a focus on the health and wellness of caregivers. When a caregiver’s mental health is supported, it is more likely that they will be able to reconnect with their children and foster resilience within them. I believe that mental health should be looked at through a holistic lens, and my motto is "invest in the person, not the outcome". When families grow together, they experience lasting change.
My counselling style is non-judgmental, but I also challenge my client's assumptions and perceptions. My goal is to help you see things in a new light, and guide you in discovering solutions that work best for you and your family.
If you have any questions about how I can help you, feel free to contact me.
Sarah Wilson is a third year student of the City University’s Masters in School Counselling Program. Her research and focus areas are working with LGBTQ2+ youth and is comfortable working with youth 11+ who may be experiencing relationship struggles/bullying, needing to develop emotional regulation skills, in need of connection & community building, and those experiencing anxiety/depression. Sarah works as a middle school drama teacher in the Greater Victoria School District, where she volunteers as her school’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Lead.
If you are interested in working with Sarah please contact Mary Klovance to confirm fit.