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The Volunteers

Who We Are

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Referral Affiliate

Practicum site & Supervisor: NuVista Mental Health and Melanie Keyes

Sabrina Giralico, Psychotherapy Intern and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Sabrina is currently a Master’s level practicum student completing an MA in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University, who is qualified to practice onsite under the clinical supervision of an approved practicum Supervisor.

Hi! I am a Master’s student and Psychotherapy Intern eager to begin in the world of Psychotherapy. Have you been feeling overwhelmed, low, or excessively worried? Are you struggling in your relationships? I first want to commend you for taking this initial step at seeking support. Your vulnerability, resilience, and strength are honorable. I want to work alongside you at finding empowerment, solutions, and desired change in your life. After completing an individual intake, I hope to provide you with the tools to challenge your thinking, regulate your emotions, practice positive coping skills, learn mindfulness, and overall enhance your self-awareness.

I like to collaborate with my clients on an agreed-upon treatment plan, identifying shared goals based on personal need. I like to use CBT and ACT to move beyond problematic thinking, negative self-talk, unhelpful behaviour, and live a more meaningful life. I use solution-focused or strength-based approaches to re-identify internal characteristics you once loved. Together, we can create change.

I value keeping an inclusive, empathetic, nonjudgmental, and safe space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Aside from the painful emotions that brought you here today, I work at helping you identify your strengths and sense of self once more. I am very passionate at helping people ascend to their best selves, whilst providing unique and evidence-based treatment plans.

Experience
Sabrina is a Master’s student with Yorkville University’s Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Program. Sabrina is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Prior to this role, Sabrina has spent the last 5 years working as a crisis worker and a case manager with the Canadian Mental Health Association Toronto. In this role Sabrina works with those diagnosed with a variety of serious mental illness and facing various forms of societal oppression. Sabrina has worked with individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, sexuality, gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds, prioritizing an intersectional and anti-oppressive framework.
 

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