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
interests and work readiness
Goal Setting: developing
organizational skills and attaining necessary knowledge to help individuals make confident decisions about their
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
Communicating and liaising with employers on behalf of a client
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
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)
Master of Social Work, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Labour Studies and Sociology,
PEERS Social Skills Training, University of California,
Conducting Custody Evaluations, University of Toronto
Holistic Nutrition Diploma in Progress, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition
College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
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,