MSW, RSW, CDWF, CSAT, CMAT
Sandra Lax Counseling is a private practice based in Toronto, Ontario. Sandra’s mission is to support individuals, couples, groups and families to overcome, heal and thrive from struggles with trauma, addiction and mood disorders. Sandra is a Registered Social Worker, Certified Daring Greatly™ Facilitator, Certified Sex Addiction and Multiple Addiction Therapist. She is a member of the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers.
Sandra received her Master of Social Work at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work in New York City. Her clinical background began with working at various treatment centres and clinics in Canada and the U.S. including: The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, ON), Catholic Charities (Brooklyn, NY), The Meadows (Wickenburg, AZ), and Kenneth M. Adams and Associates (Royal Oak, MI). She has received direct clinical supervision and training from experts in the field of addictions, trauma and mental health, such as: Pia Mellody, Brené Brown, Peter Levine, Patrick Carnes, Stefanie Carnes, Kenneth M. Adams and Keith Lee.
SPECIALTIES INCLUDE: Process addictions (sex, relationships, food, money), substance addictions (drugs, alcohol), spouse and partner issues, trauma resolution, family of origin issues, Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), mood disorders (depression, anxiety), grief, life transitions.