Sarah Bruulsema


Sarah Bruulsema

Sarah is a Registered Clinical Social Worker and Family Mediator with over 18 years of experience working with families in conflict at points of significant transition in their lives.

Sarah provides Family Professional services in Collaborative Family Law Processes and also provides private mediation for families transitioning through separation and divorce.  She is a passionate believer in child-focused parenting plans and agreements.  Sarah provides mediated or Collaborative Teams based parenting plans, as well as parenting reunification counselling, parenting coordination, and screening for domestic violence and power imbalances.  She has a strong background working with and treating mental health and trauma issues and maintains a vibrant psychotherapy practice with By Peaceful Waters, Inc.

Sarah is a team player, excels at time management, is responsive, and works hard to achieve cost-effective and high quality parenting agreements that work for families.  As a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Sarah’s services are covered by most insurance or benefits plans.


550 Parkside Drive, Waterloo, ON, N2L 5V4

Phone: 519-886-8577




In Collaborative Practice, you commit to:

1. Negotiate a mutually acceptable settlement without having courts decide issues.

2. Maintain open communication and information sharing.

3. Create shared solutions acknowledging the highest priorities of all.