Dr. Sara Norum
Areas of Speciality
Individual therapy helps individuals deal with the daily stress in their lives. All our psychologists are full trained in EMDR.Learn more
Family therapy is designed to help people in all different family situations. We work with parents to improve their relationships with their children.Learn more
We work with couples dealing with any number of relationship issues and teach practical conflict resolution skills.Learn more
Areas of Expertise
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Complex Trauma and Dissociation
- Sexual/Physical/Emotional/Mental Abuse
- Emotional Distress and/or Dysregulation
- Personality Disorders
- Interpersonal Difficulties
- Conflict Resolution & Mediation: Interpersonal, Couples, Family, Parent-Child, Crisis Intervention
- Psycho-educational Assessments
- Separation and Divorce Mediation
Memberships & Qualifications
- Registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists
- Alberta College of Social Workers
- Alberta Family Mediation Society
- EMDR Canada
- EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
- Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
Sara Norum is a Registered Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologist, a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers, and a Registered Family Mediator in good standing with the Alberta Family Mediation Society. She has completed her Doctor of Psychology at California Southern University. She has a Master of Science in Counselling (Psychology) specializing in Mental Health Therapy, and a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, both from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She is a Certified EMDR Therapist, an EMDRIA Approved EMDR Consultant, EMDR Training Facilitator, and a LENS Neurofeedback Provider.
Sara has worked in the field since 1988 with children, youth, adults, couples, and families, all of whom have had complex mental health issues. She has worked in non-profit agencies, government organizations, school settings, and private practice, primarily in and around Calgary. Over the years, Sara has also provided training, workshops, and presentations on a variety of topics. Sara facilitates EMDR Basic Trainings throughout Western Canada and provides consultation toward certification to EMDR trained therapists.
While Sara sees clients with a variety of backgrounds, since going into private practice in 2011, she also works with members of Calgary Fire Department and Calgary Police Services, as well as Veterans Affairs and WCB. In addition, Sara provides therapeutic services and consultation for other therapists.
While Sara has advanced clinical training in a variety of modalities, she uses an approach based on EMDR Therapy integrated with LENS Neurofeedback, Parts/Ego State Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Somatic therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy strategies, CBT, Non-Violent Communication (NVC), Imago Therapy strategies, and other trauma-informed modalities as needed.