Dr. Sarah MacAulay

Clinical Child and Adult Psychologist

(She/Her)
MindSpa Ottawa Sarah MacAulay Child Psychologist

Meet Dr. Sarah, a compassionate and experienced child and adolescent psychologist specializing in psychoeducational assessments, ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) assessments, and therapy. With her expertise in these areas, Dr. Sarah has become a trusted professional, providing comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based interventions to support the educational and emotional needs of children and adolescents.

Dr. Sarah has always had a passion for understanding the unique challenges faced by young individuals and their families. Her dedication to the field of child and adolescent psychology led her to pursue advanced training in psychoeducational assessments, ASD assessments, and therapy. Driven by her desire to make a positive impact on the lives of children and their families, she has become a trusted advocate and resource in her community.

As a child and adolescent psychologist specializing in psychoeducational assessments, Dr. Sarah understands the importance of identifying and addressing learning difficulties and developmental delays. She conducts thorough assessments to evaluate a child’s cognitive abilities, academic skills, and emotional well-being. Through these assessments, Dr. Sarah provides valuable insights into a child’s strengths and weaknesses, helping to develop personalized educational plans and interventions to support their learning and development.

In addition to her work with psychoeducational assessments, Dr. Sarah is highly skilled in conducting ASD assessments and therapy. She understands the unique challenges faced by individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Dr. Sarah conducts comprehensive evaluations to assess a child’s social communication skills, sensory processing, and behavioral patterns. She then utilizes evidence-based therapeutic approaches, such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and social skills training, to help children and adolescents with ASD develop essential skills, improve their social interactions, and enhance their overall quality of life.

Dr. Sarah’s therapeutic approach is characterized by her empathy, warmth, and dedication to individualized care. She creates a safe and supportive environment, allowing her young clients to express themselves freely and explore their thoughts and emotions. Dr. Sarah utilizes a range of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), play therapy, and mindfulness-based interventions, to help children and adolescents develop coping strategies, manage their emotions, and build resilience.

Beyond her clinical practice, Dr. Sarah is a passionate advocate for the educational and emotional well-being of children and adolescents. She actively engages in research, staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field of child and adolescent psychology, psychoeducational assessments, and ASD interventions. Dr. Sarah shares her expertise through workshops, conferences, and community outreach programs, aiming to empower parents, educators, and other professionals with the knowledge and resources to support children and adolescents with learning difficulties and ASD.

In her personal life, Dr. Sarah is a dedicated professional who values work-life balance and self-care. She understands the importance of maintaining her own well-being to better serve her clients. Dr. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, engaging in creative activities, and practicing mindfulness to nurture her own mental and emotional health.

Dr. Sarah’s unwavering commitment to the educational and emotional well-being of children and adolescents, coupled with her expertise in psychoeducational assessments, ASD assessments, and therapy, make her a trusted and compassionate psychologist. Her ability to provide comprehensive evaluations, evidence-based interventions, and ongoing support has transformed the lives of many young individuals and their families, helping them thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Dr. Sarah’s dedication to the field of child and adolescent psychology is a testament to her belief in the potential for growth, learning, and success in every child and adolescent she works with.

Availability: Not Accepting new clients (Waitlist available for assessments)
Works with: Individuals 5 years old and over
Language: English