Welcome! I have been a licensed clinician for over 25 years. Throughout the years, I have worked with clients of varying ages across an array of service areas. For example, I have worked with clients to discuss topics such as mental health, coping strategies, anxiety, decision making/problem solving, grief and loss, family changes/conflicts, stress, and coping with long-term or new medical conditions.
I also have extensive experience working with individuals with previous involvement in the criminal justice system. This work has provided me with the opportunity to also work with the family members, loved ones, and others connected to the person who may have served time.
I am comfortable working with individuals seeking to enter the workforce for the first time, re-entering the workforce or interested in changing career paths. I would work with you to identify the talents you are interested in highlighting in an upcoming job search as well as addressing barriers that may have impacted employment situations in the past.
When working with clients, I strive to provide a supportive and safe space to communicate. We can work together to identify realistic strategies for your progress and long-term success. My number one priority is to be a great listener and provide support along the way. It is important to me that you walk away from our time together, feeling heard and respected. I promote a therapeutic environment that stands on the value that “all are welcomed here”. Our differences should be treated with compassion and dignity.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Dr. Sawyer is fantastic! I greatly value her input and her help working through, family, work and relationship issues.
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with LaShon for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Thank you, Dr. Sawyer for telling me the truth. It was a hard pill to swallow. But when I did the medicine was just got I needed.
Written on Feb 09, 2022 after therapy with LaShon for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Sawyer is great. She gently tells me a point of view that family and friends would not be comfortable sharing with me. It is highly effective and quickly helos to improve the issues that have been bothering me.
Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with LaShon for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She is the best
Written on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with LaShon for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
Simply she's amazing, understanding, kind, real, intuitive, intelligent. I hit the jackpot with her.
Written on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with LaShon for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dr. Sawyer has truly been amazing for me and my mental health. Dr. Sawyer always listens to everything I’m saying and not saying, has relatable anecdotes and chats, and I feel genuinely safe in our sessions. I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist!
Written on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with LaShon for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties