I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience working with individuals from 13 years of age to the elderly. As a clinician I believe that people can change however, change is hard and often we need support during the process. My goal is to offer appropriate supports and resources as we navigate challenges and address concerns.
My counseling style is warm and interactive, I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and acceptance. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
Allow me to guide you through your journey.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904003070
She has been wonderful with helping work through past issues and managing my anxiety and depression
Written on Nov 24, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sandra has been a great help to me for quite a while now - she has prepared me with amazing tools for both emotions and events - she has become a strong voice in my head reminding me to take time for every moment and move forward - she is compassionate - realistic - caring and very helpful…I respect her professionalism and have grown to lean on her wisdom and guidance. Thank you for partnering us together…
Written on Jul 24, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Sandra was such a treasure to find - she brought calmness, wisdom, experience, empathy, and a caring and attuned presence. She supported me through the sudden and unexpected death of a parent and additional family and marital crises that occurred in the wake of that. I feel like we accomplished great work together in a relatively short time, and processing everything with Sandra helped me heal and move forward. It is amazing to me that I was able to find a wonderful therapist online, quickly and affordably, just when I needed it most. I’m so grateful!
Written on Jul 12, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 4 months on issues concerning grief
Sandra was compassionate and helpful, I highly recommend her.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
She was very kind.
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
I enjoy work with her. She is easy to speak with. She challenges me, helps me see things from a different perspective.
Written on Dec 16, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes