Sara Dimerman, Dip.C.S, C.Psych., is registered as a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and with the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board. She has been in private practice for almost 25 years and provides counselling to individuals, couples and families.
In 1990, she founded and is also the Director of the Parent Education and Resource Centre in Thornhill, Ontario. Associates at the Centre offer counselling, parent education, art therapy, and other psychological services all under one roof. Registered Psychologists assess children and adults for intellectual strengths or weaknesses, emotional concerns, and learning disabilities. In 1996, the Parent Education and Resource Centre received a recognition award from the York Region Healthy Community Coalition for its outstanding contribution and commitment to healthy communities. In April 2004, at the York Region’s In Celebration of Women awards ceremony, Sara received an Education Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sara is a sought after speaker and recognized internationally as a trusted parenting and relationship expert. Her advice can be read and heard on this site, as well as on other popular websites and publications across Canada, the United States and around the world in countries such as Japan, the United Kingdom and Australia. Sara is relied upon by the media: she is regularly quoted in magazine and newspaper articles and appears on radio and television across North America. She is a monthly guest on the Motts Show with Paul and Carol Motts, a weekly guest with John Tory on NewsTalk 1010 Radio, and has a monthly Help Me Sara column in Parents Canada Magazine. With an undergraduate degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University, Sara feels extremely fortunate to be able to combine her passion for media with her interest in people and psychology.
Sara is a best selling author. Her first book, Am I a Normal Parent? (Hatherleigh Press, USA) was published in 2008. Her second book, Character Is the Key: How to Unlock the Best in Our Children and Ourselves (Wiley & Sons, Canada) was released in August, 2009. Her third book, How Can I be Your Lover when I’m Too busy Being Your Mother: The answer to Becoming Partners Again was published by Simon and Schuster Canada in August, 2012.
Sara lives in the Greater Toronto Area, is married and has two daughters, aged thirteen and 21.