Sandi Grabasch

(MS, LMFT)

About Me

Hello, my name is Sandi, I practice therapy with individuals, couples and families who are motivated to learn new skills which may lead to more joy filled lives. I enjoy seeing people grow towards their ultimate potential while practicing self-compassion and self-love. I believe problems are holistic and so are the solutions, understanding the connections of our mental health and everyday lives can be the key to improved relationships and life satisfaction.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of New Mexico where I have six years of experience addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, relational and parenting problems, And life transitions. I believe that each person should be treated with respect and I enjoy using humor sensitivity and compassion not only with clients but in daily life as well. My therapeutic stance can best be described as a buffet style of CBT, strategic, solutions focused, and experiential. Each of these can be tailored to what the client is needing at any given moment.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #CMF0195101 (Expires: 2021-09-01)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks

Sandi is great so far!

Written by A.L. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Sandi is extremely knowledgeable, personable, and compassionate. She works with you to identify your goals and see them through. Cannot recommend enough!

Written by M.E. on Aug 19, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

Sandi is very nice and easy to talk to. She knows exactly what I am talking about, and puts things in a way that is easy to understand.

Written by M.I. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning grief

She is a very good counselor.

Written by C.A. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

Sandi always responds in a timely manner and has been a great help since I started my counselling. She knows how to redirect our exchanges to what I really need. Highly recommend her.

Written by R.O. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

It feels great to have someone that will check up on me. She always validates what I have to say and finds great ways to help me express what I am feeling.

Written by M.I. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sandi has helped me with difficult situations and given me appropriate worksheets to make me think beyond my headspace. Even with the time change, it works for me :)

Written by S.A. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

Sandi is quick to respond, has a soft and caring manner yet exudes a strength and confidence in her words shared. She shows consideration and kindness and offers a safe place to open up.

Written by K.E. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Sandi is extremely helpful and uplifting. I message her daily and she's helping me make changes already. I highly recommend her.

Written by C.E. on Jun 07, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

She is extremely understanding and kind, and offers good advice.

Written by S.U. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Ms Grabash has created a “safe” place for me. I am new to this so far but have found her insight and direction helpful. She has given me worksheets and areas to focus on. I feel a connection with her and a comfortable place to talk which was what I was looking for. I was feeling in a dark place prior and am feeling brighter already. Thank you so much.

Written by E.T. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sandi has been a wonderful counselor. She’s clearly understood what I’ve told her and comes back with questions that really make me think about the situation as whole. She’s very kind and nonjudgmental and she makes me feel very comfortable saying anything to her. Thank you Sandi!

Written by K.A. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She’s amazing!

Written by L.I. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sandi has had a variety of ways to help me such as talking on the phone, worksheets, or messaging me back everyday. She always responds as she says she will and has been a great help in my counseling journey.

Written by S.H. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Sandi is fantastic. She really comprehends where I am at & offers insightful questions to get where I need to be. I have not had a therapist before & not sure how therapy is suppose to go. I find myself VERY excited to see a message from Sandi . Sometimes I can reply right away but sometimes I need to give it some thought.

Written by E.L. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

With Sandi, I’m exploring new things I’ve never done in counseling before. I’m learning a lot about myself and from that, I’m able to use this knowledge to take on my life challenges.

Written by A.K. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Sandi is great at what she does! I really clicked with her solution-oriented approach.

Written by R.E. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Sandi has been great in responding to me and definitely making me feel heard and validated in my struggles. She remains calm and is able to support me and also reach out regularly to see how I’m doing. I appreciate the chat feature and weekly sessions! Having worksheets to keep my mind focused has also been helpful.

Written by E.V. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Amazing therapist who really listens and supports me.

Written by M.I. on Jan 17, 2020 after counseling with Sandi for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Sandi was really great to work with. I had to deal with a heartbreak and a death of a loved one in the last quarter of 2019 and sessions with her helped me cope in such a significant manner that only after 5 months, I was able to get to a place where I can feel like myself again. Of course, there was a lot of self-work involved and still have to continue doing it after therapy. But having Sandi as my counselor was a blessing and I learned a lot about myself from our sessions. She's very professional and really gets to the point but in a respectful and nurturing manner. If and when I would need counseling in the future, I 'd definitely work with her again.

Written by K.-. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Sandi for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Honestly, I think she's great. Sandi's consistently compassionate and understanding, and also able to remain objective. She listens well and understands when I tell her what I'm struggling with.

Written by G.E. on Aug 23, 2018 after counseling with Sandi for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Sandi has been exactly what I needed and what I couldn't find anywhere else- an understanding, unbiased source of help and advice. I really appreciate her working with me.

Written by S.A. on Aug 20, 2018 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and career

Sandi really helped me organize my thoughts and see clearer as I had a lot going on in my life. She is straight to the point which is really a plus for me and I will continue to talk to her regularly and keep on working on some issues. I would recommend her to anyone ready to do the work and looking for a change/improvement in their mind set.

Written by J.O. on Aug 20, 2018 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, and anger

When I joined BetterHelp and was paired with Sandi, I was a mess. In just under a month of counseling with her, Sandi helped me immensely in understanding how influential thoughts are on emotions and was given powerful tools to manage my anxiety and anger. All it takes is a little push; you need to put in the work and you need to be completely and unequivocally honest with her, but most importantly, with yourself. Sandi always provides succinct, but thoughtful and sincere insight on my thoughts and feelings. I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing help managing their emotions.

Written by S.Y. on Aug 03, 2018 after counseling with Sandi for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, family, parenting, self esteem, and career

Sandi really listens to and acknowledges everything you tell her. At first I wasn't really sure how to feel but she's been a great source of support for me through tough times.

Written by J.A. on Aug 02, 2018 after counseling with Sandi for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Warm, empathic and very knowledgeable counsellor who helped me deal with grief from losing my relationship with the best woman I've ever known. Can't say enough good things about Sandi.

Written by B.R. on Jul 02, 2018 after counseling with Sandi for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She is highly patient and understanding and our rapport building has been great!

Written by K.A. on Jun 21, 2018 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, anger, and career

Sandi has given me a space to share myself without being afraid of what I will see. I could feel that she is open and genuine in her listening to what I am sharing even if I have preferred to share through writing. She guides me thoughtfully and meaningfully and this has helped me in a very significant way.

Written by A.N. on Jun 01, 2018 after counseling with Sandi for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

She is very responsive and friendly. When I was unsure if this was for me she was very patience and I am feeling better about it every day.