Sarah Lade

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Sarah Lade (she/her) is originally from Ontario, Canada, where she is completing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at McMaster University. She has a passion for assessing brain-based disorders as well as for the assessment/treatment of a variety of psychological conditions. Presently, she is completing her predoctoral psychology residency with the Saskatoon and Area Predoctoral Psychology Residency program in Saskatoon, SK, with a major in Neuropsychology. Her residency training experiences have included the assessment of Hemispherectomy, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Post-COVID-19 Neuropathology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson’s Disease and pre-surgical assessments for Deep Brain Stimulation patients, Functional Neurological Disorder, and pre-/post-surgical Epilepsy. She is also completing a minor rotation in Forensic Psychology focusing on support-based/trauma-focused treatment for victims of violent crime.

Sarah’s previous clinical training experiences have included work in both public and private healthcare settings. She has a particular interest in the assessment/treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and related disorders, as well as in the assessment/treatment of gender dysphoria. She also has experience in the treatment/assessment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety-based disorders (social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder), developmental conditions (autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), complex grief, substance use disorders, and personality-related difficulties.

Sarah’s theoretical orientations are humanistic and integrative and aimed at valuing each client’s inherent wholeness. Using openness and authenticity, she supports her clients’ ability to fulfill their potential using free will, self-efficacy, and self-actualization. She has training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, as well as in Cognitive Rehabilitation for acquired brain injuries. In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing the piano accompanied by a warm cup of tea and embracing the great outdoors with her dog. Sarah acknowledges her experience as a white, cis-gender female and aims to provide an inclusive welcoming environment for every client.