Sarah Innes MSW (Master of Social Work)
Ms. Sarah Innes earned her Master of Social Work Degree from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, with a clinical specialization in Children and their Families. Additionally, Sarah holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Ryerson University. Sarah has experience supporting diverse client populations and is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and their families.
Sarah brings clinical experience from the Toronto District School Board, where she supported students in grades 1-8 experiencing various concerns, including trauma, divorce, emotion dysregulation, bullying, low self-esteem, and complex mental health challenges. Sarah also brings clinical experience from Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, where she supported children and their families who have received a diagnosis of a developmental disability, commonly, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Sarah offered a range of support to families as they adjusted to their child’s diagnosis, including individual counseling, psychosocial assessments, parent and sibling support groups, psychoeducation on ASD, and service navigation for parents navigating the school system and resource and referral information to best support the family’s needs.
Sarah is a passionate advocate for child welfare involved families, in her spare time, Sarah is a volunteer advisor and consultant to the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, where she advocates for equitable supports and guides philanthropy to best meet the needs of foster youth. As well, Sarah supports and informs the development of relevant, evidence-based child maltreatment research at the University of Toronto.
Sarah is a compassionate social worker who actively integrates various evidence-based techniques to support clients from a strengths-based, client-centered, and anti-oppressive practice lens. Some of the therapeutic modalities Sarah draws from in her practice include emotion-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, and art-based techniques.