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Sarah Duhaime, Toronto Ontario

 
Sarah Duhaime, MSW, RSW
Employment and Life Skills Coach

 

Email: sarah.duhaime@redpathcentre.ca

Phone: (416) 920-4999 Ext 0099

New Clients: Sarah is currently accepting new clients

Referrals: Self-referral or by a mental health professional

Fees: $110 per hour, sliding scale available, covered by some private insurance plans

Cancellations: Sarah requires 24 hours' notice for appointment cancellations. Appointments that are missed or cancelled late will be billed at the usual rate. 

Sarah Duhaime is an Employment and Life Skills Coach at The Redpath Centre, a Child Development Team Social Worker at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitative Hospital, and consultant at Autism Ontario. Working one-on-one with clients though a solution focused approach, she offers pre-employment support with the social and life skills necessary in a future career. Sarah offers direction to individuals in entry-level and mid-career positions who are facing obstacles to finding and maintaining rewarding employment. She has experience providing employment counselling to individuals with disabilities and high risk youth, specializing in clients with Asperger Syndrome. Sarah often supports clients with anxiety related to employment through a cognitive behavioural lens and develops and co-facilitates the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) groups at The Redpath Centre. She is involved with Drs. Stoddart and Saini in a series of studies on high-conflict divorce and separation in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Specialization: Employment counselling, social skills, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-independent and group based), youth in transition, and high conflict divorce and autism research

Services Offered: 

      Employment

  • Assessments: Skills, interests and work readiness
  • Goal Setting: developing organizational skills and attaining necessary knowledge to help individuals make confident decisions about their future
  • Job Search Skills: sharing labour market information, application support, resume and cover letter development, how to research, cold-contacting, self promotion skills, job search burnout, interview skills
  • Job Development: Communicating and liaising with employers on behalf of a client
  • Disclosure:Strategizing disclosure of needs and arranging accommodations
  • Job Maintenance: Accommodations (applying assessment findings to the workplace environment) expectations at work, addressing ongoing work-related obstacles, stress management, anxieties, sensory issues and organizational skills
  • Consultation to Employers: Supportive strategies and coaching for employers seeking to better support their staff

      Social Skills and Mental Health

  • Including how to maintain a conversation, identifying where and how to find appropriate friends, making and keeping friends, dating, professional networking, related social anxiety management
  • Customized social skills training and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Education:

  • Master of Social Work, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Labour Studies and Sociology, Brock University
  • PEERS Social Skills Training, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Conducting Custody Evaluations, University of Toronto
  • Holistic Nutrition Diploma in Progress, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers
  • Career Professionals of Canada

 Selected Presentations and Publications:

  • Duhaime, S. Asperger Syndrome and Employment (November 2013). Presented at the Asperger Society of Ontario, Toronto, ON.
  • Straith, B., Duhaime, S., Macdonald, T., Ward, R., Thompson, M., Oczak, S., Segers, M., Bebko, J., & Spoelstra, M. (November 2013). Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), for Adolescents with ASD Program Review. Presented at Health and Wellbeing in Developmental Disabilities, Toronto, ON. 
  • Thompson, M., Schroeder, J.H., Bebko, J.M., Spoelstra, M., Duhaime, S., Manuel, K., & Verbeek, L. (April, 2012). Autism Ontario's Realize Community Potential Program: Current program evaluation results and future directions. Presented at Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities, Kingston, ON.
  • Stoddart, K.P., Burke, L., Muskat, B., Manett, J., Duhaime, S., Accardi, C., Burnham Riosa, P. & Bradley, E. (2013). Diversity in Ontario's Youth and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Complex Needs in Unprepared Systems. Toronto, ON: The Redpath Centre.
  • Duhaime, S., Miltchin, L., Schroeder, J. Ward, R. (October, 2012). Social Matters. Round Table Presentation at Geneva Centre for Autism Symposium, Toronto, ON.Thompson, M., Schroeder, J.H., Bebko, J.M., Spoelstra, M., Duhaime, S., Manuel, K., & Verbeek, L. (April, 2012). Autism Ontario's Realize Community Potential Program: Current program evaluation results and future directions. Presented at Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities, Kingston, ON.