Contact Information

  • Practice: To schedule an appointment with Sarah Ruggier, e-mail her at sruggiercounselling@gmail.com
  • Website:
  • Phone Number:  604-900-2333
  • Location: Vancouver

Practice Details

  • Are you in private practice?: Yes
  • Do you participate in any insurance plans?:
    It is the responsibility of the client to check with the human resources department of their employer to see if they have insurance coverage
  • Do you offer sliding scale/reduced fee counselling? Yes
  • Telephone/Video counseling: For established clients, when necessary.
  • Please list all languages that you speak: English, French

What Kind of Clients Do You Work With

  • Children, adolescent and adult individuals, adult or adolescent groups

Message from Therapist

Hello, I provide my clients with a safe and confidential space to explore their concerns, needs, strengths and desires. I work collaboratively with my clients to understand their inner world, their relationship to themselves and to others, to unlock healing, growth and creativity. I welcome you to phone or email me with any questions before coming in.

Bio

Sarah was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC. She attained her Bachelor of Education and taught as a French and Special Education teacher before making the shift to Counselling Psychology. She attained her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (2013) from the UBC. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors [License #11696].

At present, she operates a private practice offering individual and group therapy for clients working through life transitions and/or recovering from traumatic life events. Sarah enjoys facilitating presentations and workshops for schools and parents related to childhood anxiety, parenting, and identity formation. She also works as an elementary school counsellor and teacher with the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver.

Credentials, Training, Qualifications

Expertise

Life transitions, child and adolescent development, depression & anxiety, healing from childhood trauma, child & parent therapy, group therapy, school counselling

Counselling Methods Used

Emotion-Focused Process Experiential, Gestalt Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Observed Experiential Integration (OEI), Filial Therapy (specifically for families with children under 10 years old)


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