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Sara Coyle MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker

Independent Associate

FEE : $165/hr
  • Individual Therapy, Child Therapy, Family Therapy, Supervision (Ages 7+)
  • Stress, Anxiety, Developmental Trauma, Adoption, Attachment

I support youth and adults with processing and healing from trauma, stressors, and challenging life experiences. These stressors show up in our bodies in several ways which may include anxiety, chronic pain, health difficulties, sleep disturbance, etc. or just not feeling yourself. The folks I support may have experienced childhood trauma or attachment difficulties, or they may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress due to work, relationships, school or more recent challenging life experiences. I strongly believe in the child/youth’s caregiver(s) involvement in therapy process to better support their youth outside therapy sessions.

I use Somatic Experiencing approaches to help folks notice the story their body is telling them and begin to find safety in their body to feel more regulated, calm and increase their capacity to enjoy everyday life. I utilize Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy approaches with children/youth and caregivers to help strengthen their relationships.

I know it can be difficult to reach out and I strive to create an environment that ensures you feel comfortable, safe and cared for. I focus on creating strong therapeutic connections with folks in a nonjudgmental, accepting, and empathetic way. Please reach out to connect before booking a session to see if we may be the right therapeutic fit!


2023: Somatic Experiencing Session Provider - Beg level

Sep 2022: Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

Sep 2022: Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)

Jun 2018: Permanency and Adoption Competency Certification (PACT)


April 2016: Masters of Social Work

April 2011: Honours Bachelor of Arts with Specialization in Psychology

Professional Development

2022: Somatic Experiencing – completed Advanced levels

Relevant Work Experience

2022: Somatic Experiencing Assistant - All levels

2016-2023: Clinical Case Consultant for the Therapeutic Family Care Program (TFC).

2016: MSW Intern and Clinical Therapist at Kinark Child and Family Services.

2013-2016: Residential Counsellor at Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre

356 Woodroffe Ave., Entrance G/H, Suite 201, Ottawa, ON, K2A 3V6
(613) 699-0060


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