About our Therapists

Adrienne Bairstow, Ph.D., RSW, RP, RMFT

Director

Adrienne is a Registered Social Worker, a Registered Psychotherapist, a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Registered Sex Therapist. She received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Sexuality Studies (clinical concentration) from Widener University. Adrienne also received a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Toronto, and a Master’s in Education in Human Sexuality (MEd) from Widener University. Adrienne has additional graduate training in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph. She has also received training in particular models of therapy, including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy.

After obtaining her Master’s in Social Work, Adrienne completed the extensive additional training and requirements to become a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Ontario/American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. This included additional graduate level courses in psychotherapy, the provision of 1000 hours of client contact, and 200 hours of supervision with an approved supervisor.

Adrienne also completed the additional training and requirements to become a Registered Sex Therapist with the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO). This included the provision of 100 hours of psychotherapy services on a variety of sexual concerns, supervision with an approved sex therapy supervisor, and two formal assessments.

Adrienne’s Experience

Adrienne has provided counselling and therapy services to diverse populations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. She has worked in a social services agency, an addictions centre, a sexual health centre and a hospital setting. Adrienne has worked in the area of sexual health counselling and therapy for over ten years. She has managed a private practice with a focus on couple therapy and sex therapy for seven years.

For information about Adrienne’s past conference presentations and speaking engagements, click here.

LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

  • Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (Registered Social Worker #817242)
  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registered Psychotherapist #005376)
  • Clinical Fellow with the Ontario/American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Registered Marriage and Family Therapist #141181)
  • Sex Therapist with the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO)
  • Member: Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)

Contact Adrienne if you have any questions


Sarah Dale, MSc., RP(Q)

Associate

Sarah is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Her practice has a focus on individual and couple therapy. Sarah obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Brock University, and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counselling from Niagara University. Sarah’s training included the completion of a 1000 hour clinical internship, which involved over 700 hours of direct client contact and over 100 hours of supervision. Sarah is currently completing the post-graduate Couple and Family Therapy Studies Certificate program at the University of Guelph. Additionally, Sarah has knowledge and training in Sex Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness approaches.

Sarah’s Experience

Sarah has provided counselling and therapy in a variety of settings within the last several years, including at a crisis line and in an outpatient clinic at a hospital in the Niagara Falls, NY area. She has also worked in an inpatient addiction rehabilitation facility in the Toronto area, where she provided counselling and support to individuals receiving intensive treatment for substance abuse.

Sarah works with clients to identify barriers to maintaining emotional well-being, as well as on improving relationships and identifying dysfunctional patterns. She helps individuals with concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, and relationships. Sarah supports couples experiencing challenges including communication, conflict resolution, emotional intimacy, sexual intimacy, and infidelity. To read more about Sarah’s approach to therapy with couples click here.

As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Sarah’s therapy services are covered by insurance benefits covering the services of a Registered Psychotherapist. Her services may also be covered by insurance that reimburses for services provided under the supervision of a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Please check with your insurance provider.

LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS

  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) #007715)
  • Member: Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists