About Me

Janine Sakai

Hi, I'm Janine!  I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.  I trained as a Clinical Counsellor through the Adler School of Professional Psychology and have been working in the counselling field for over 11 years. I have extensive experience in working with children, youth, and families with an expertise in parent education and support services.  

I have  a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology and spent most of my career focused on young people in an agency setting, which allowed me to grow my knowledge and experience in helping vulnerable populations with a variety of concerns and struggles. 

I strongly believe in the power of healing through a safe and supportive relationship with a caring and compassionate counsellor.  I value meeting every individual where they're at and with a non-judgmental approach, I know change is possible. 

I have a passion for nature and animals both of which have been a huge part of my own healing and growth throughout my personal and professional history.  My current animal companion is a 10lb Jack Russel Chihuahua who completely owns my life, you pet owners know exactly what I'm talking about!  His name is Ralph and I'd be happy to introduce him to you in one of our sessions.  I am very excited to be studying in nature and animal based healings... So, stay tuned for how these approaches will be incorporated into my counselling practice over the coming months!

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