It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to help clients in the great state of Indiana. I practice from an individualized approach to meet the unique needs of each person, couple and family that I work with and believe psychotherapy is a way of reclaiming our painful experiences and accepting them without allowing them to define us. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe for everyone. I know that you are the expert of your life experiences and have many strengths that you may not be conscious of that together we will identify and develop in order to overcome any obstacles. I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 25 years, and I received my MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and did a post-graduate certification program in marital, family and sex therapy from the Penn Council for Relationships. I utilize a combination of theoretical approaches that I believe will help you to achieve your treatment goals and take an intersystems' approach to a couple's and family dynamics. I collaborate with the individual, couple and family to meet you where you are and set goals for where you would like to be.
For the past 13 years, I have been working full-time with Veterans, Active Duty Service Personnel, and their families, helping them to regain their purpose in life and create a new mission for themselves, as military duty and combat changes people. I, also, enjoy working with caregivers and persons with disabilities, as I am the proud mother of a sons with special needs. I work with individuals, couples and families with current mental health issues that are inhibiting them from living a fulfilled life.
It takes the courage and strength to ask for help. If you are ready to do the introspective work that it takes to start feeling better, have healthier relationships, and a more fulfilling sex life with your significant other(s), I am here to support and empower you through this journey. I look forward to meeting and working with you soon!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IN LCSW 34004935A
She is such a good listener, you can tell she has a very caring heart. She works with your schedule. She gives tangible activities to address the things you’re trying better about yourself, and she really pushes you to meet your goals, but in a gentle way. She checks to make sure you’re making progress too and helps when you’re stuck.
Written on Jun 04, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Cannot praise her highly enough. She really helped me address some trauma and past experiences that I didn’t realize were still affecting me. She has a kind but firm approach that worked well for me. She pushes when it’s necessary and encourages when it’s necessary. I feel blessed to have found her.
Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue
Easy to talk to
Written on Jan 23, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Sandra is amazing; She’s perceptive, detail oriented, consistent, professional, empathetic, and far more. I would definitely recommend her and have done so to others.
Written on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 3 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, compassion fatigue, and adhd