About Sandra Rotholc RP RSW RMFT RST
Sandra Rotholc began her post-secondary education at the University of Western Ontario where she studied Philosophy and Social Work. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Bachelor of Social Work, she furthered her studies at the University of Toronto. She obtained her Masters in Social Work, writing a thesis on Female Holocaust Survivors. While living in Toronto, she helped to develop the first support group for lesbians, gays and bisexuals at York University. From her love of learning about new cultures, she has traveled extensively through Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and North America. While living in London, England, she furthered her education and studied Psycho-Sexual Therapy at South Bank University and she has extensive training in sex therapy, having worked in a Sex Clinic through the Whittington Hospital and completing over 250 hours of practicum. She has also completed the Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) through the University of Guelph.
Believing in the influence of relaxation and stress management in coping with everyday life, she traveled to the United States to learn Therapeutic Touch from the founding members, Dora Kuntz and Doloris Kreiger. She has training and experience in a variety of couple and family therapy models, including Narrative Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Art Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
While living in Vancouver, she worked for the British Columbia Cancer Agency where she utilized her psycho-sexual training to work with Breast and Prostate Cancer patients. Over the course of 4 years, she helped in formulating prostate cancer forums and children’s groups.
Her love of children has influenced her therapeutic practice, providing family therapy as well as, being the co-collaborator involved in designing and writing a children’s workbook for “children whose parents/family members have cancer”.
She currently lives in Toronto and has a private practice, offering individual and couple counseling. She has been on television (City TV), published in Toronto Star, Chatelaine, A Breast in the West, Wish and Glow Magazine. She has been featured in documentaries promoting better communication for married couples ( Slice: How to Make Love to My Wife).
Sandra Rotholc is a registrant in good standing with the College of Social Workers (RSW), the College of Registered Psychotherapists, a member of the Sex Information & Education Council of Canada (Sieccan), a clinical member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. As well as a clinical member of the Board of Examiners in Sex therapy and Counseling in Ontario (BESTCO).