Your healing. Your way.
Client-Centered and Trauma-Informed
My approach to counselling is compassionate, trauma-informed, and biopsychosocial/wholelistic. I see each client as a unique individual with unique needs based on a variety of contributing factors to whatever situation they are in.
I use elements from several therapeutifc modalities such as CBT, DBT, MBCT, ACT when workng with clients depending on their needs.
My current passion is learning more about a mind-body approach that integrates somatic and nervous system work with talk therapy.
I believe that the client is the expert on their own life, but that it is the counsellor’s job to bring certain insights to light, or to guide clients into healthier practices and decisions.
I use an approach that recognizes how our biology, psychology, and social wellbeing are interconnected. I believe that in order to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life, one must work toward discovering a balance of wellness in the following realms: occupational, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional.
A Note on Mindfulness, and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
I utilize mindfulness tools in order to allow clients to development the skills to observe and regulate their own thought patterns, bodily sensations, and impulses without judgment. Paired with the active practice of self-compassion, clients develop an awareness of the universality of their challenges and can work toward solutions filled with self-acceptance.
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."
Sara Mackie, MSW, RSW
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
Sara is a clinically trained Social Worker and Counsellor with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Waterloo, a Bachelor degree in Social Work from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Arts specializing in the fields of Psychology and Sociology from Mount Allison University.
Sara has a strong background in crisis management, resource management, trauma-informed care and various therapeutic schools of thought from her experience working with victims of intimate partner violence, survivors of mental health challenges and eating disorders, and individuals navigating social welfare systems.
Sara has a special passion for helping individuals recognize their inherent worth , and believes that all mental health and life challenges can be navigated through the partnering of client strengths, counselling, guidance, and resources.
Sara returned to Fredericton in 2017 where she had the amazing opportunities of working with Liberty Lane Inc., and Haven for Hope Counselling Centre. These experiences among others lead Sara to pursue her ultimate goal of opening her own counselling business. Through doing this, Sara hopes that Conscious Counselling and Wellness offers a safe, nonjudgemental, and healing space to her community.
Sara specializes in the areas of disordered eating and c-ptsd.
Sara recently completed her certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional from the International Association of Trauma Professionals/Evergreen Certifications.
A Mind-Body Approach
Your healing. Your way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you registered as a Blue Cross health provider?
Yes, I am! You can find me on the Blue Cross provider list . I suggest calling Blue Cross to see if your plan covers counselling/social work services with an MSW (Master of Social Work).
I am also covered by most insurances available in this province! If you feel lost figuring this out, call me, we will figure it out together!
What are you fees?
My fee for a one- hour individual counselling session is $125.00. However, I am covered by most health insurance. If you cannot afford this rate, but need to see a counsellor, ask me about my pro-bono program (spaces are limited).
Can I talk to you before booking a session to see if we are a good fit for counselling?
Absolutely! I provide free 15 minute consultations to any future clients. There is no pressure to book with me after these. It is important to me that you feel comfort and select the right counselling professional for you.
How do you accept payment?