Dr. Sarah Liu received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Concordia University in Montreal, QC, and her undergraduate degree in psychology from University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Sarah’s clinical training experience includes inpatient and outpatient settings, providing both individual and group therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings such as the McGill University Health Centre – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Unit, and the CBT Anxiety Disorders program. In addition, Sarah moved to Toronto to complete her clinical residency at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the CBT for Psychosis (CBTp) Service and the Integrated Day Treatment Service.
Sarah’s diverse training experiences allows her to draw from evidenced-based treatments including, CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical-Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and she also uses compassion- and mindfulness-based approaches, to tailor treatment plans and meet the needs of each client. Sarah focuses on establishing a collaborative therapeutic process from a warm, empathic and non-judgemental stance. She aims to help individuals foster emotional resilience and cultivate self-compassion to improve overall wellbeing.
Sarah offers treatment to adults, including difficulties with depression, anxiety, stress management, managing intense emotions, low self-esteem, histories of trauma, difficult life transitions, psychosis and individuals living with schizophrenia spectrum and obsessive-compulsive and related (OCD) disorders.
Sarah’s research on changes in self-esteem across the adult lifespan and its link to psychological and physical outcomes has been published in academic journals, presented at both national and international conferences, and was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de Recherche – Santé in Québec.
Sarah can provide therapy in both English and Mandarin.