Ms. Sarah Boyle is currently a pre-doctoral intern under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Lohnes and Dr. Effie Avgoustis, in completion of her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Since completing her master’s degree in Psychological Counselling in 2015, Ms. Boyle has practiced as a registered clinical counsellor, experience that has complimented her current training and approaches in clinical practice.
Ms. Boyle has provided counselling services to youth, adults, families, and groups, as well as multiple community, non-profit, and government organizations. In private practice she has clinical experience working with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression and mood disorders, as well as relational challenges and symptoms common amongst personality disorders.
Ms. Boyle’s doctoral practicum training has included comprehensive psychodiagnostic, psychovocational and neuropsychological assessments for community and employment rehabilitation agencies. Her reports provide practical and detailed recommendations for one’s psychological functioning, wellbeing, and overall life satisfaction. When providing treatment, Ms. Boyle applies an integrative approach tailored to each of her client’s needs from a trauma-informed, attachment-based orientation and includes relational and experiential interventions from her training in Emotion Focused and Emotion Focused Family Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Insight-oriented Psychodynamic Approaches, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and body-based approaches including Somatic and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Ms. Boyle’s clients commonly voice gratitude for her warm and non-judgemental approach, having felt seen, understood, and guided to better ways of living. She values supporting clients to develop more effective processes for greater resilience in the face of challenges and ongoing growth.
Ms. Boyle’s doctorate research investigated the efficacy of interventions for body dissatisfaction with different populations, including those with eating disorders. Her hope is to discover and provide more evidence of effective interventions for individuals and families that can be applied in homes, schools, counselling, and clinical settings, including eating disorder prevention and treatment programs.