Sarah (Meloche) Dougans has worked in the mental health and social sector for over ten years. She has extensive experience working with individuals who are going through life changes. She specifically works with adolescents, new mothers/parents, women struggling with issues related to fertility, and young adults in their 20s and 30s. Her work experience includes providing individual therapy for adolescents and adults, providing therapy and crisis support for parents, acting as a therapist at a residential treatment program for teens with mental health diagnoses and career coaching for high performing graduate students and professionals.
Sarah’s expertise includes DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy), Mindfulness Based Practices and Psychodynamic Therapy. Additionally, she has training in Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders and Perinatal Loss & Grief from the Seleni Institute based in NYC, CBT for perinatal distress and is pursuing a year-long training in reproductive psychology. 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.