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Sara Adkins, LCSW, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am licensed in Iowa with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & compassion fatigue. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues

License information


IA LISW 007453

MN LICSW 18145


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sara Adkins. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Sara has been amazing since we are still in the introductory phase of therapy. She is easily adaptable especially working with families and understands the role of a mother, wife, etc. She is personable, relatable, and knows how to remain neutral with only hearing on side of a story.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

I absolutely love her and so happy with my choice

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Great listener, personable, down to earth.

Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I have just had a few sessions with Sara so far. I feel heard and respected. I felt a ready and easy connection. Her inquiry and exploration with me is specific and gentle, I’m hopeful that with her help, that I am finally going to be able to tease apart long-standing issues. I’m looking forward to making progress and growth.

Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd