Sarah R. Levine, B.A., J.D., M. Ed.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
I have worked professionally with individuals and families for many years.
I work with clients facing a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, management of physical and mental health conditions, navigating career transition and loss, exploration of sexual orientation, navigating gender transition, coping with trauma, and managing difficulties in relationships with intimate partners, family members and in the workplace.
I have a broad range of experience working with families navigating many different kinds of conflict and in many different family relationships, including spousal, adult children with parents and siblings, and a broad range of family configurations.
I hold a B.A. (hons., McGill), J.D. (UBC) and Master's degree in Counselling Psychology (UBC). In addition, I have done additional training in several areas, including a seven-month intensive accreditation in Internal Family Systems therapy. In addition, I have specific training for working with anxiety, training in mindfulness-based stress reduction, accelerated experiential dynamic therapy, specific approaches for short-term counselling, positive psychology, behavioural approaches to working with depression, therapy with adolescents and young adults, CBT, and family therapy. I am an accredited family law mediator. I love keeping up with current research that helps provide better service to my clients; I seek continuing education and attend workshops whenever possible.
I have served as a director and committee member for many community organizations. I am currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia, an organization that provides free legal services for those in financial need, and I have volunteered extensively in Access Pro Bono's mental health law program and as a family law mediator. I am currently (since 2014) a member of the Teacher Review Board of British Columbia. I am a member of the Western Canada Advisory Board for Advancement at McGill University.
I am LGBTQ affirming. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals and families of diverse cultures, races, and religions, and of all genders and sexual orientations.
I bring my own experience of having worked in a variety of employment situations and having navigated major career transitions. I also bring my personal experiences as a spouse, a parent, a member of an extended family and a participant in multiple communities organized around my profession, my family and my hobbies.