Sarah Panofsky, MA, RCC
Sarah (she/her) weaves together her background in community development, yoga, advocacy, and education in her counselling practice. Her approach is a body-focused talk therapy. She works holistically from a strengths-based perspective to support the integration of bodies, emotions, thoughts, and behaviours, enlivening the natural wisdom in all of us. Sarah supports clients with diverse mental health challenges in a way that is trauma-informed.
Having lived and worked in Northwest BC for ten years, alongside Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en communities, she is white settler and ally. Her research focuses on land-based, collective, and intergenerational approaches to healing trauma. Connection to the land is at the center of Sarah’s life and she is grateful for the vitality of adventuring in nature and growing food.
Sarah is a PhD student in counselling psychology at UBC and she completed her MA in the same program. She has been trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy and is an 800-hour certified Vijnana Yoga Teacher. Sarah is a First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) approved counsellor.