Sarah Hopkins Counselling offers individual counselling, consulting and vocational assessment for adults and teens ages 15 years and up. The objective of all services is to empower clients to discover their strengths, overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.
Sarah Hopkins, M.Ed., RCT, CCC is the owner of Sarah Hopkins Counselling, which offers individual counselling, consulting and vocational assessment. I am a Registered Counselling Therapist with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT). I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Saint Mary’s University in 2009 and I have a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2013. I completed an internship at a high school in St. John’s, Newfoundland providing counselling, career advising and assessment. I have over six years of combined experience in the non-profit, public and private sectors.
My background and training consists of individual therapy, career counselling, assessment, case management and vocational rehabilitation. I am service provider to private agencies and government departments for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a short-term counselling approach to assist individuals with developing coping skills and achieving their health and wellness goals. I have provided career counselling and assessment to post-secondary students at a university and through private clinics.
My training and experience in providing vocational rehabilitation services, including, vocational evaluations, return-to-work-planning and job-search services to adults transitioning back to the workforce following an injury.
I have provided consulting services to government agencies, workers’ compensation boards and private agencies. I am trained in the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), which addresses intervention techniques for reducing disability associated with a wide range of debilitating health and mental health conditions in addition to pain-related disabilities. I have provided case management services to coordinate care and medical treatment to individuals with complex needs, including, mental health disorders, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I utilizes an eclectic treatment approach, drawing from cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative theory and solution-focused therapy. My treatment approach is aimed at empowering individuals to acquire tools and strategies to improve their mental health and well-being. Areas of special interest include: career and life decisions, returning to work following a disability or injury and life transitions.
I live in Head of St. Margaret’s bay with my husband and daughter. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family and taking day trips throughout Nova Scotia.