Sarah Flanagan Therapy

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You may be here because you are struggling, perhaps in a way that is new to you, or in a way that is all too familiar. You may have experienced a sudden change or transition that you are finding challenging, or you have a nagging feeling that something isn't right. Perhaps you are having issues in your relationships or feel blocked from your emotions. There are many reasons you may be drawn to therapy at this time and you have made a brave first step by coming to this website. I am here to help you make sense of what you are going through and hopefully ease some of the pain and discomfort through empathy and a desire to truly understand you. Feel free to explore this site or contact me.

I am currently in my second year of training at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy; learn more about relational therapy here.

If you are in crisis please refer to my Resources page for immediate help.


my approach

My approach is client-led and empathic. I work to truly understand you and your experience, both present and past, as well as the intersecting social contexts, such as race, gender, and sexuality (to name a few), of your life. I provide a non-judgmental, supportive, and at times playful atmosphere in which you can safely explore and be yourself. By offering a space to give voice to your thoughts and feelings, we will make connections between patterns past and present, easing anxiety and allowing you to access resiliency and authenticity. I strive to work in an anti-oppressive, feminist, sex-positive, and LGBTQ2S-positive framework.

If you have any questions about my approach or the type of clients I work with, don’t hesitate to contact me.


About me


Before starting on my path studying therapy, I studied Theatre at the University of Toronto and have worked for many years in non-profits in the arts, international development and leadership development. I have also worked in the government and other bureaucratic institutions. Whatever the work environment, I have always endeavoured to make deep connections and be a listening ear to those around me, as well as bring laughter to many situations. In my spare time, I read tarot cards, a practise that has helped me hone my intuition and get to know myself better.

I am currently in my second year as a student at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP). TIRP is a recognized education and training program with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). All my work with clients is done under supervision by experienced psychotherapists. I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT) and am governed by their ethics as well as the ethics of TIRP and the CRPO.