Meet Caroline (She/Her)
Clinical Social Worker / Therapist
On Maternity Leave
Caroline Sanford has experience working with children and youth struggling with anxiety, depression, personality disorders, eating disorders, and addiction. She has had experience counselling adults with addiction and mental health challenges in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has also completed mental health assessments with children and youth as well as adults.
Caroline has worked in a variety of fields including addiction and mental health services, community outreach, homeless shelters, and an inpatient rehabilitation centre for adults struggling with addiction and concurrent mental health disorders.
Her advocacy has even reached author Stephen King, who awarded her undergraduate field placement facility with funding through a grant proposal she wrote while studying in Maine.
Her passion for social work stems from her desire to help others recognize their resilience regardless of their past or present challenges, and to help clients develop and strengthen their relationship with themselves.
“The most important relationship you have in life, is the one you have with yourself”. - DVF
The most important part of building rapport is to provide a safe, kind, and respectful environment that offers you a space to be comfortable with your vulnerability. My most important values with the therapeutic relationship are trust, respect, empathy, and authenticity. I am trained in and am able to provide evidence based practice theories in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and aspects of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), with an emphasis in the importance of a healthy and strong self-care routine.
My goal is to provide a warm and safe environment to allow you to be vulnerable, discuss your challenges and develop a plan to achieve your goals. It is important to know your challenges to develop the skills required to enhance your life in a holistic way.
We are all working toward bettering ourselves and knowing that you are not alone and that your voice is heard is important for your wellbeing. I am a social worker because I care about people’s stories and I am here to help guide you through your present and toward your future. Confidentiality is of utmost importance along with a safe and non-judgemental environment. I look forward to meeting you!
Caroline has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in French from the University of New Brunswick in Saint John, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and just completed her Master of Social Work at St. Thomas University. She is a member in good standing with the New Brunswick Association of Social Workers.
"The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth."
Adults & teens
Borderline Personality Disorder
Please reach out if you have any questions or to discuss your goals of counselling.