Dr. Sarah Leclerc
I am Dr. Sarah Leclerc, the owner of Bel Esprit Psychological Services (BEPS). Bel Esprit roughly translates to Beautiful Spirit in French. I started BEPS because I think we all have beauty inside of us. We're born and, for many of us who have our basic needs met, we feel free, wild, creative, and curious. At 2 years old, we become so comfortable saying "no" -- essentially fighting for our rights. Eventually, though, we may lose that.
We experience trauma, hurt, heartbreak, and suffering. We live under oppressive systems, experiencing racism, sexism, classism, transphobia, and ableism, which often stifles our true nature, our beauty, or our spirit.
My hope is to assist you in exploring that beautiful spirit. Luckily in my journey, I have learned how mindfulness and self-compassion can help guide us in healing from past traumas, coping with current stressors, and in finding ways to connect with ourselves again -- maybe to that fiery 2-year-old who knew what they wanted and had no problem advocating for themselves. Maybe we're not sure who we were, who we are, or who we want to become; in that case, I also hope to assist you in exploring and working towards accessing those different selves.