Welcome

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

I support adults of all ages and abilities navigate uncertainty and move closer to their definition of positive well-being.

You don’t have to walk 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

I am so pleased to offer virtual (telephone/video) counselling for adults located anywhere in Ontario, Canada.

People often reach out to me because they’re experiencing an acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term) health condition, new diagnosis/symptoms, identify as having a disability or would like to talk to someone about the connection between their mental health, physical health and other aspects of their life.

Common areas of concern are health anxiety, pain, depression, fatigue, medical trauma, COVID 19, grief/loss, disclosure, relationships, life transitions and accessing health and social services.

My clients often tell me they value being able to speak with a professional who understands what it’s like to live with illness(es), be the recipient of care and also knows how our healthcare system functions from the inside.

I also regularly support healthcare workers, academics, students and people who find themselves in workplaces/families/circumstances where talking about their health is not encouraged or feels very difficult. I will never push you to disclose details beyond what feels safe for you and your situation. 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.

Blog

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

sarahemcmillan.rsw@gmail.com

(647) 370 9624

PO Box 97012
Roncesvalles Post Office
Toronto ON
M6R3B3

Please allow 24 to 48 hours for me to respond to your call/email. If you are in crisis please dial 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.