Sarah Chouffot, RSSW
Hello! I am so glad you are here!
I would love the opportunity to help you on your journey to mental wellness! We can work together to promote mental and emotional healing by learning to be compassionate with yourself and others, placing focus on your present and future circumstances rather than on your past experiences, and where we focus on what you can do, and not what you can't. I am able to help you to achieve goals, learn coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma responses, low self esteem, stress and burnout.
If you are looking for a realistic and non-judgemental perspective, one that is sensitive yet direct, I am who you are looking for! I believe in a relaxed and easy-going working relationship where we can laugh, and have fun while working towards your goals. I believe in being present in the moment with all people that I support. My heart and mind are in the right place. I have also experienced many hardships in my life, so I am able to offer more understanding and compassion to you.
What Makes Me Unique
I grew up traveling with my artist parents to craft shows all over Ontario and some of the US. I was exposed to a wide array of experiences and VERY unique people. I became street smart at a very young age and learned how to problem solve very quickly. Us "craft show kids" had to entertain ourselves while our parents were working so our creativity and quick thinking became an important factor.
I was always the child who was wise beyond her years. I was providing guidance and emotional support even at 10 years old. It is who I am to the core.
What you see is what you get when it comes to my personality. I am an introverted extrovert which means I have an appreciation towards both personality types. I have no hidden agendas. I am actually here to help!
I have a thirst for knowledge which has turned me into a Jill of all trades. My previous career allowed me the ability to listen to audio books multiple hours a day for years. My knowledge base expands into Neuroscience, Abnormal Psychology, Health and Wellness etc. I know a lot about a lot!
I am able to quickly connect with people to build fun and trusting relationships.
I look forward to working with you and helping you see your world in a different light!
Qualifications & Training
Member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers - RSSW - License # 837797
Member of OASSW - 63373242
End of Life Doula - Douglas College
Thanatology - Durham College
Palliative Care - Durham College (Pending completion of field placement)
Fundementals of Palliative Care Training
Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Training
Palliative Care: In the Know
Grief Literacy Series
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional - PESI
Anxiety Certification - PESI
Children's Mental Health Certification - PESI
How to Work with Shame - NICABM
Practical Strategies for Working with Deep-Seated Resentment - NICABM
Advanced Master Program for the Treatment of Trauma - NICABM
Felt Sense Polyvagal Model - Certificate for Treating Trauma and Addiction
Wisdom of Trauma - All Access Pass
Rewire Therapy Institute
Trauma Super Conference
+ roughly 200 books read!