Therapeutic approach for Sacha Médiné,  social justice informed Registered Clinical Counsellor.
You are never stronger, than when you land on the other side of despair
— Zadie Smith

What I Do

I offer individual, family, and relationship counselling based on my belief that, though we may struggle, none of us are broken. I have experience working with people who identify as (or have been labelled as) facing issues relating to:

  • anxiety & depression
  • finding meaning
  • life transitions
  • loneliness & social anxiety
  • relationship conflict
  • burnout & vicarious trauma
  • cancer & critical illness
  • addiction & substance misuse
  • grief & loss
  • family violence
  • suicide
  • sexuality & gender identity
  • accountability & rehabilitation
  • oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.)

How I Work

My approach seeks to be integrative and collaborative, meaning we will decide together how our time together will be most useful. I believe that each person is an expert in their own life, and my role is to support you in building on the strength and resiliency you bring with you to our sessions. No matter your circumstance, it has taken great strength for you to shoulder your burdens this far. I want to honour that strength and stand with you.

I am also informed by a commitment to social justice principles. I understand our individual human challenges and struggles as connected to the larger context of our lives, such as family, culture, spirituality, and political forces. In order to heal I believe it is often useful to attend to these.

The following are some of the therapies and philosophies that influence my work. If you are curious about any of these, or how they might show up during our time together, please let me know and I will be happy to provide more information.

  • anti-oppression
  • solution-focused therapy
  • narrative therapy
  • existential therapy
  • feminism
  • critical family therapy
  • decolonization
  • family systems therapy
  • mindfulness practice