Sari Shaicovitch is a registered social worker who specializes in anxiety, depression, infertility, and reproductive loss. She has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Social Work, and a graduate degree in Educational Counseling Psychology and Special Education. Sari has also received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Infertility Counseling. Sari is currently a member of the Ontario College of Social Workers, the Ontario Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS), the Canadian Counseling and Special Interest Group, and is affiliated with Fertility Matters Canada.
Sari has been working as a counselor and social worker for more than 25 years. Working with individuals and couples, Sari has extensive experience helping her clients identify where they are struggling and helping them to formulate personal and realistic goals for change. Her practice is influenced by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Assertiveness Training and Social Skills Training.
Over the course of her career, Sari has presented on numerous topics to women’s groups, support groups and prenatal groups all around Toronto on topics such as Post-Partum Depression, Adoption Disclosure, and Methods to Increase a Child’s Self Esteem. Sari currently works with a number of Toronto-area fertility clinics where she consults with patients who are looking to use third-party gametes to grow their family.
For over 7 years, she co-facilitated a monthly fertility support group. She has written articles for Huffington Post, has been quoted in Readers Digest, has appeared on Rogers Daytime and has blogged for online magazines. Sari is currently affiliated with Good Grief Bereavement Healing Services, and sits on the Advisory Board for Brave the Waves, a program which builds resiliency for middle school students and their families.
Sari and her husband currently live in Toronto with their three daughters, all of whom were conceived via fertility treatments.