Sarah Wootten

Sarah Wootten
Ph.D., C.Psych. — Psychologist


Sarah’s approach is person-centred and eclectic, with particular emphasis on understanding where her clients are currently at, where they’ve come from, and where they want to be. Sarah aims to help individuals build the lives they want to live. Understanding one’s identities and the parts that make up ourselves is a necessary part of the therapeutic process, and something Sarah takes great pleasure in helping her clients understand. Sarah works to support clients to make meaningful gains in their lives. She provides an accepting, supportive, honest, and collaborative therapeutic experience. Sarah is skilled at working with a range of questions and concerns, such as: anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, low mood and depression, life stressors and transitions, self-esteem and relationship difficulties, as well as psychodiagnostic assessments. Her practice is LGBTQ-positive.

Sarah’s work is grounded in cognitive-behavioural and dialectical behavioural therapeutic techniques, and is trauma-informed. Her doctoral research focused on well-being after anti-LGBT trauma or discrimination. She has supervised both M.A. and Ph.D. counselling students in assessment and psychotherapy. She has run a range of groups, including for social anxiety, CBT theory and skills, DBT skills, self-care and coping, and OCD group exposures. She is excited about innovating how we run groups in a community, practice setting.

Residency – Waterloo Regional Psychology Consortium and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Ph.D. – Clinical and Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto