My Approach to Helping
I'm Sara Kamin, a Toronto-based psychotherapist offering couples therapy and individual counseling.
I offer you a safe space to discuss life's challenges with a caring therapist. I offer empathic and relationship listening, a chance to explore without judgment, respectful challenge, interactive engagement, and a collaborative therapeutic process.
My work is informed by a holistic approach that respects the interconnected nature of the human experience and human relationships. We'll work together to explore the cognitive, physical sociocultural, emotional, spiritual, and historical factors that affect your life.
More Info About My Practice
---Fees, Insurance, and Administrative Policies---
I charge $170, including HST, per 50-minute sessions, but offer longer sessions at pro-rated fees.
My clinical supervisor is Dr. Jon Mills, C.Psych, ABPP, who is a registered psychologist. My clients can access their workplace benefits or extended health care benefits to pay for my services. Before beginning our work, please confirm that your insurance covers sessions with registered psychotherapists or registered psychologists.
I offer a limited number of reduced-fee sessions for those with a financial need. Please ask about availability before beginning therapy. I charge the full fee when sessions are canceled with less than 24 hours notice.
Relational psychotherapy works best when sessions occur at least weekly. Please discuss alternative scheduling requests before the first session.
I accept payment via cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard at the time of the session.
I graduated from the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy with a diploma after three years of intensive theoretical and clinical training in intersubjective, relational, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. I am a clinical member, and previous executive board member, of the Ontario Society for Psychotherapists. I am also a member of the American Psychological Association's division of psychotherapy, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.
I hold an Honours bachelor of science degree in sociology and psychology from the University of Toronto. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a master of science in psychology. I am also a published researcher and writer and a professional musician. I have many years of experience as a college and university instructor and consultant.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have many years of experience assisting clients working through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, grief and trauma.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
People seek psychotherapy for many reasons. Some need help with specific problems, such as anxiety and depression, while others hope to boost energy, vitality, and quality of life. Some struggle to face painful pasts or personal trauma, while others feel tapped in patterns that inhibit their fulfillment and authentic connection with others.
Therapy can be a rewarding experience that offers a nonjudgmental, safe, private space to talk through things. This allows clients to experience better relationships, release from painful physical and emotional symptoms, greater empowerment and control, a deeper understanding of their feelings, and behaviours, and an improved sense of well-being.