Ms. Lade provides clinical services under the supervision of neuropsychologists at the practice. As such, her clinical services are regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario through her clinical supervision.
Ms. Sarah Lade is a Ph.D. candidate in McMaster University’s Clinician-Researcher Trainee program. Her dissertation research focus considers the underlying causes of severe Music Performance Anxiety in elite musicians. Her work explores this issue from four different perspectives (cognitive, behavioural, physiological, and neurological). Her primary area of clinical focus is in neuropsychological assessment and in providing intervention for individuals with both acquired and naturally-developed brain disorders.
With respect to clinical work and experience, Ms. Lade has experience working with and providing neuropsychological assessment and counselling treatment to adults presenting with a range of difficulties. These difficulties are not limited to but include individuals with acquired (traumatic brain injury) and biologically-based brain disorders, addictions, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and both verbal and nonverbal learning disorders.
Ms. Lade’s therapeutic background includes experience in providing behavioural activation therapy, emotional regulation therapy (DBT-based skills and CBT to individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and presenting difficulties. She is a strong advocate for mental health awareness and accessibility and has been involved with several mental health initiatives at McMaster University. Also an equestrian in her off hours, she regularly volunteers with the Therapeutic Equestrian Association for the Disabled which provides therapy with horses for children and adults with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges. Sarah is also an avid musician and plays the piano for pleasure.
Ms. Lade is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association as well as the National Academy of Neuropsychology.