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Sandra L. Merriam she/her

M.A., R.P.


Sandra has worked in supervised clinical settings with individual adults since 2016, and as an Associate at Westboro Psychology since 2018.  She is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).


Sandra completed a Master’s degree in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Spirituality at Saint Paul University, and a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology at Carleton University. She is committed to gaining up-to-date knowledge and effective treatment strategies, and enthusiastically researches various areas of psychology during free time. Sandra has continued her education through direct instruction in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (to treat depression and various forms of anxiety) at the Ottawa Institute for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has also obtained specific instruction in service provision using Emotion Focused Therapy and Mentalizing Therapy styles. 

Prior to training as a psychotherapist, Sandra worked in the public sector. She is passionate about sustainable mental health practices and life-long learning.

Areas of Focus

Sandra’s clinical practice includes treatment of:

  • anxiety

  • panic

  • phobia

  • depression and mood disorders

  • interpersonal relationships

  • attachment

  • grief

  • impacts of illness

  • identity and self-worth

  • life transitions

Therapeutic Style

Sandra works compassionately, respectfully and collaboratively to help clients achieve their treatment goals.


Her integrative approach draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Brief Solution Focused therapy and Attachment Theory.

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