“When people walk into Watari, I want them to feel like they are seen and that they matter.”

Sandra started working as a Substance Misuse Counsellor in 2002 and has been lucky to have worked in the many programs at Watari. Sandra believes in her community driven work at Watari and tries to incorporate an approach that best matches the needs of the people she supports. Coming from a Narrative Therapy background Sandra likes to include solution focused, Mindful Awareness and strength based conversations. Sandra is trained in Gottman Couples Therapy and Sitar Family Therapy. This allows her to invite couples and family strengthening into her work. Sandra is a strong advocate in keeping families together and will work hard along side parents to keep children out of care.
Sandra’s personal growth includes practices of meditation and can be seen wandering the halls at Watari inviting people to meditate. In her spare time she is riding her bike, gardening and planning her next trip.