Sarah Ahmed, MSW RSW

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Sarah Ahmed Toronto Therapy

Meet Sarah

I specialize in Addictions, Mood Disorders, Humor.


Sarah's Approach

Sarah works as a Mental Health and Addictions Therapist at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She has a broad knowledge of multiple interventions and primarily provides an integrative, client centered and holistic approach to help diverse clients set, adjust and reach their goals. Sarah is a firm believer in empowering clients and and incorporates evidence based mindfulness strategies in her approach. In addition to therapy, she is also an  adjunct lecturer for the University of Toronto, Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She is also the founder of the Canadian Muslim Addiction Association and often provides educational workshops on problem behaviors and addictions in the community.

Sarah's research interest lie in exploring faith-based barriers to accessing mental health and substance use treatment services within ethnic communities. Sarah can provide services in English, Hindi and Urdu.




Sarah Ahmed completed both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters of Social Work degree from University of Toronto, specializing in Mental Health and Addictions. 

Training and Certification:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Opioid Dependence Treatment Course 
  • Refugee Mental Health 
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Training
  • Admission, Discharge and Assessment Tools
  • Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior 
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy 
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention 
  • Dialectic Behaviour Therapy
  • Harm Reduction


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Substance use issues
  • Healthy relationships
  • Life stressors

Treatment Approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused

Professional Memberships:

  • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW)
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers