Sarah Liu, M.A., PhD Candidate, is in the final stages of completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Concordia University in Montreal. Sarah has worked in a variety of settings including the McGill University Health Centre - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Unit, Anxiety Disorders program, and she moved to Toronto to complete her clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the CBT for Psychosis (CBTp) Service and the Integrated Day Treatment Service. Sarah’s diverse training experiences allow her to draw from evidenced-based treatments including CBT, Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion-focused approaches to tailor treatment plans and meet the needs of each client. Sarah focuses on establishing a collaborative therapeutic process from a warm, empathic and non-judgemental stance. She aims to help individuals foster emotional resilience and cultivate self-compassion to improve overall well-being.
Sarah’s area of specialization is adult mental health. She offers treatment to individuals living with psychosis, depression, anxiety, difficulties with stress management and managing emotions, interpersonal difficulties, histories of trauma, low self-esteem, and difficult life transitions.
Sarah’s research on self-esteem and its role in alleviating negative psychological and physical outcomes has been published in academic papers, presented at both national and international conferences, and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de Recherche – Santé in Québec.
Sarah can provide therapy both in English and Mandarin.