My Approach to Helping
I'm Sara Kamin, a Toronto-based psychotherapist offering relational psychotherapy for individuals and couples.
I hope to create with you a safe space in which you can discuss life's challenges with a caring therapist. I offer empathic and relational 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 psychological, physical, sociocultural, emotional, spiritual, systemic and historical factors that impact your life.
More Info About My Practice
---Fees, Insurance, and Administrative Policies---
I charge $250, including HST, per 50-minute session. I also offer longer sessions at pro-rated fees.
I offer a limited number of reduced-fee sessions for those with 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 weekly, at least for the first 4-8 sessions. We can discuss alternative scheduling requests before the first session.
I am currently accepting payment only by Visa or MasterCard. I will collect credit card information at the time of our first 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, 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 then graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Science in Performance Psychology. I am also a published researcher and writer and a professional musician. I have many years of experience as a college professor, university lecturer and performance consultant.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have over twelve 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.