Sarah Wheale is a Registered Social Worker and is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers. Sarah brings forth a wealth of experience providing holistic, individualized services to clients and she is enthusiastic about joining the team at Abilities Rehabilitation. Sarah has a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Laurentian University as well as diploma for Art Fundamentals in Therapeutic Practice from Georgian College. Sarah has been providing community-based Social Work services for more than 12 years and has worked extensively with
those with acquired brain injuries, mental health conditions, and cognitive impairments.
Sarah has completed the Brock University Neurorehabilitation Training Program Level 1 & 2, as well as the Brain Basics and Advanced Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program. Sarah has also completed training in Mental Health First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), and CPR/First Aid, Crisis Prevention and Intervention, and CAMH’s Fundamentals of Addictions and Harm Reduction Program. Sarah identifies as indigenous and is highly skilled in cultural sensitivity and indigenous perspectives.
Sarah is known for her love of the outdoors and uses recreational therapies in many areas of her treatment approaches. Sarah is currently studying Land Based Therapy approaches through the Gwekwaadziwin Miikan Training Program and hopes to one day develop a Land Based Program in Northern Ontario.