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Sarah Tarshis

Social Worker, PhD Candidate

Sarah Tarshis is a Ph.D Candidate in Social Work at the Factor-Inwetash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and completed her clinical training in a wide range of settings in New York City. Sarah is a member of the Order of Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists of Quebec. She also teaches social work at the University of Toronto and Carleton University. Sarah’s research focuses on the intersections of identity, trauma, and violence and the impact on employment. 

Sarah provides individual therapy to adults and uses an integrative approach utilizing psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment-based, family systems, trauma-focused, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive approaches. Sarah’s areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and PTSD, grief, loss and bereavement, relationship concerns, immigration issues employment stress/employment concerns, burnout and low self-esteem. 

In her practice, Sarah cultivates a collaborative and supportive relationship with her clients to help them reach their goals, gain confidence, and improve quality of life. She is non-judgmental, open and compassionate and is adaptive to each client’s individual needs and values.

Outside of her clinical and research work, Sarah loves music, going to the beach, swimming, playing outside, and spending time with her family and friends.