Sarah Bodnya, MA.
I hold a Specialized Honors Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from York University, a Bachelor of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, and a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University.
I use a unified, holistic approach that incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Mindfulness. I treat my clients as whole and rounded individuals and aim to understand each client’s situation in social, behavioral, and psychological terms to address every aspect of his/her life. From there, I customise my strategies to meet every client’s unique needs.
I enjoy working with different types of clients as I seek to build a connection and a strong relationship with each one. By creating a warm, safe, and empathic environment, I build trust with my clients that strengthens the work we do together. I offer services to adults, youth, and children.
I am knowledgeable in working with a wide variety of issues that children and youth struggle with, including learning disabilities, behaviour management issues, gifted/academically challenged, anxious students, and more. I am also experienced in dealing with children’s emotional concerns, such as self-esteem, bullying/peer pressure, and relational concerns.
I support clients with a variety of concerns, including Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling), Excoriation (Skin Picking), Social Anxiety, Misophonia, low-self-esteem, and other general life stressors or challenges.
My dedication to my work is evident in the strong relationships that I make with my clients. I strive to make connections and improve clients’ overall quality of lives. My goal is to understand and relate to each client’s unique life story and create a comprehensive treatment approach that meets every client’s individual needs.
In addition to English, I am fluent in Russian and am happy to accommodate Russian-speaking individuals.