Sarah (Meloche) Dougans has worked in the mental health and social sector for over ten years. She has extensive experience working with adolescents, young adults in their 20s and 30s, and families. Her work experience includes providing family therapy for adolescents and their caregivers, acting as a therapist at a residential treatment program for teens with mental health diagnoses, providing career coaching for high performing graduate students and professionals, and conducting assessments, individual and group therapy with teenagers and young adults on an outpatient basis.
Sarah’s expertise includes DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness Based Practices, MST (Multi-systemic Therapy) and Psychodynamic Therapy. She works with individuals who have anxiety, depression and mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, substance use disorders, oppositional defiant disorder and other behavioral concerns. She tailors her approach to each client’s needs and implements evidence-based practices for specific mental health concerns and/or diagnoses.
Sarah received her Master of Social Work, with a specialization in Mental Health and Health from the University of Toronto in 2010. She completed a sub-specialization in addiction studies. As a part of her training, she completed graduate training at Canada’s largest children’s hospital and at Canada’s largest teaching hospital dedicated to mental health at the borderline personality disorder clinic. Sarah obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS, Canada. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and Illinois.