Sarah Hopkins, B.A., M.C.
Registered Provisional Psychologist | Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®
I am so passionate about truly connecting with people while they experience tough times. I know what it’s like to feel like you don’t belong, and the myths and unhelpful comments around grief and loss in our society often have that effect. My parent’s divorce changed the hopes, dreams, and expectations that I had for my life. Shortly afterwards, my beloved childhood pet passed away just two days before Christmas. I quickly learned the value of feeling seen, heard, and understood after loss. Empathy is foundational to cultivating true connection; and when we genuinely connect with each other, shame and isolation cannot survive.
In my free time you can catch me playing with my son, watching superhero movies, doing yoga, snuggling with my dog, or reading nerdy/inspiring books. During the summer months, we love to go camping and make white chocolate s’mores over the campfire.
Sarah graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in Psychology and Anthropology. She later completed her Masters of Counselling degree through Athabasca University. Throughout her career she has worked with various populations including those with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, post secondary students, and seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Sarah obtained Registered Provisional status with the College of Alberta Psychologist’s in 2017, and has since completed additional trainings to further her knowledge. Sarah has obtained training and certifications in advanced play therapy, Theraplay, Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and The Grief Recovery Method. Sarah will be completing the Circle of Security Facilitator training as well as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) certification in the Spring of 2020.
Media and Workshops
Sarah has taught courses on Depression and Teens, as well as Mindfulness for Children and Teens for the Edmonton area.