Hi, I’m Sarah. I’m a clinical social worker/therapist who also happens to live with chronic illness.

I support adults of all abilities to confidently navigate life’s uncertain moments so they can find more connection, fulfilment and peace in their day to day.

You don’t have to travel this path alone.

Sarah is sitting on a chair with her left hand on her hip. She's in the garden and smiling at the camera.

“Of one thing I am certain: the body is not the measure of healing, peace is the measure.” – Phyllis McGinley

Let’s Work Together

People often first reach out to me because they’re experiencing an acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term) health condition, new symptoms/diagnosis or identify as having a disability.

I also enjoy working with folks who refer to themselves as (or have been called) highly sensitive in nature.

My clients tell me they value being able to speak with a mental health professional who is intimately familiar with the ups and downs of living with illness(es), including being the recipient of care, and who also understands how our healthcare system functions from the inside.

It’s a privilege for me to create a confidential and reassuring space for you to share your thoughts, emotions, hopes and fears.

I am honoured to support you on your journey.


Exploring uncertainty in illness

My first brush with uncertainty rooted in illness (that I can remember) occurred when I was ten years old and facing my first open heart surgery. It wasn’t until my sociology of health and illness courses in undergrad, around age 21, that I learned there were people, words and theories that talked about what I experience/d yet could not name.

On choosing social work

I would like to share some of the reasons I ending up finally choosing social work and what I was thinking when I applied to the MSW program in late 2014. I put myself out there in a way that felt bold but true..

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Contact Information

Online Booking/Client Portal

Email: sarahemcmillan.rsw@gmail.com

Telephone: (647) 370 9624

Mailing address:

PO Box 97012
Roncesvalles Post Office
Toronto ON

Please allow 24 to 48 hours for me to respond to your call/email. Unfortunately, I cannot receive text messages at this time. If you are in crisis please dial 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.

I wish to acknowledge the land I live and work on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and I am grateful to have the opportunity to live and work on this land.