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Jami-Leigh Sawyer

Parenting Coach, Counsellor

Hamilton, ON


Raising children can be challenging, and I strive to support parents along the way.  I work from a relationship based model, whereby I encourage connection and empathic limits to guide your child/ren - so YOU can coach them, as opposed to control them.  Together, I work with parent(s) to better understand their own triggers and develop emotional regulation, in addition to learning the neuroscience behind children's behaviour and hands on strategies to manage challenging behaviours.  

I work with parents all over the world - don't hesitate to reach out.  



I have always had a passion to help others, and have dedicated my career to doing so.  My mission is to be part of the journey with you; to help you overcome obstables and learn ways to cope with life's challenges.  I strive to employ an empathic, caring, genuine approach with the families I work with.

I have been working as a clinical social worker for over the past 10 years.  I completed my undergradudate degree in Social Work and Honours Psychology at McMaster University, and later graduated with my Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto, specializing in health and mental health.  I am currently a PhD Candidate and Course Instructor at the Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto.  

I am trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mind Body Stress Reduction Techniques for Infertility and Mindfulness.  In addition to my clinical practice, I have co-authored multiple publications in peer reviewed journals, and recently co-authored a book chapter examining clinical approaches to address trauma.   



Peaceful Parenting Coach - Aha! Parenting Certified Badge