Dr. Sarah Kelleher has offered psychotherapy, psychological assessment and mental health consulting services to a diverse multi-cultural clientele throughout the Western and Eastern Arctic over the course of her 30 years residing in Yellowknife, NWT. Sarah's highly specialized training in currently recognized "best practices" for treating the aftermath of trauma has supported survivors of trauma particularly First Nations individuals who attended Residential Schools. In recent years Sarah's expertise supported the Residential School Resolution Health Support Program and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. As an 11-year member of Health Canada's National Psycho-Social Emergency Response Team (PSERT), Sarah has provided Critical Incident Stress Management support to a wide variety of workplaces often in remote northern locales.
Sarah has extensive experience in the development and the delivery of clinical services for Employee and Family Assistance Programs tailored for the unique needs of the northern work environment. As a Primary team member Sarah was responsible for the oversight of the EAP programs for the Government of the Northwest Territories, City of Yellowknife, as well as BHP Billiton Diamond mine which required bi-monthly mental health clinics at the Lac de Gras mine site.