“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure”.
– Marianne Williamson (1992)
SABRINA SKAR, B.Ed., MC., R. Psych.
(CAP #4902, CPBC #2608)
WHO I AM
This process isn’t about me, it’s about you! But I know that knowing a bit about your potential therapist is important, so I’ll take a few moments to introduce myself and tell you a short bit about who I am.
I am a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia (#2806) and Alberta (#4902). I am the founder of Head Coach Psychology and Consulting. and hold a Bachelor of Education degree, as well as a Master’s degree in Counselling.
I am a member of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC) as well as the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP). I have been in private practice since 2016 and have worked in mental healthcare since 2013. My first career was in Education.
I am also a wife and mother, and when I’m not working, you can find me running various races, hiking or biking, or at the beach in beautiful BC!
WHY I DO THIS WORK
I love what I do and feel privileged to help people learn to help themselves. I am a big proponent of choice and feel that everyone has the power to move from where they are to where they wish to be.
As a former educator, I subscribe to the concept of lifelong learning and in sharing the powerful lessons I have learned in my own journey. You can unlearn old habits and patterns that no longer serve you and adopt new ones that are more in line with where you’re going. My job is to help you untangle, discover, rediscover, sort out, let go, hold on, and trust that it all has meaning and purpose. Because it does!
My theoretical orientation stems from a base in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I use talk therapy to help clients process difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours and aim to get to the root of the problem.
Psychoeducational materials such as articles, charts, videos, and books are also part of how I help clients gain a better understanding of themselves and their situations.
SHOULD WE CONNECT?
If you’re feeling stuck, you’ve come to the right place. I will challenge you, offer evidence-based solutions, and gently nudge you to consider different perspectives. Agreeing with me is not required – but thinking about why you may be fiercely committed to something that isn’t working is. True change is up to you and will require commitment and a desire to stick to the process, especially when you want to run away, give up, or continue to avoid whatever plagues you.
If what you’ve read resonates and you think you’re ready to take the next step, simply click on the Book an Appointment tab below for the fastest response. Reaching out via email or phone is also available.
Thanks for being here!
Frequently Asked Questions
Head Coach Psychology
Are your services covered by insurance?
Psychological counselling services in Kelowna, BC and Alberta are usually covered under personal or workplace benefit packages. Please check with your provider for details.
How will I know if it's the right fit?
Like with any relationship, comfort and compatibility are key. It has been well documented that a strong therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client is an integral part of success in therapy. That being said, some parts of therapy can be difficult. We cannot promise you it will be easy. What we can tell you though, is that it will be worth it.
Usually one or two sessions is enough time to determine if working together will be a good fit. Sometimes a therapist and a client come together and for reasons unknown to either, it just doesn't feel right. Although uncommon, this does happen and professional referrals can be made at that time.
How does the process work?
To begin, we'd book a 50-minute session. During this meeting, we would go through a general assessment which consists of questions regarding your personal and familial history. From there, we would discuss your current situation and determine where you are and where you eventually want to be. Subsequent sessions would involve a discussion around treatment recommendations and forming a plan moving forward. Therapy plays out differently for everyone. Some people find a few sessions every once in a while to be very helpful, while others feel ongoing sessions fit their needs better.
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**All Alberta sessions are offered through secure video conference. British Columbia residents will have the option of either online or in person appointments in Kelowna.**