About Me

My Personality: Bold, honest, empathetic, compassionate, articulate, and nerdy.

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) living in the Milwaukee, WI area. I have been working with individuals of all ages since 2014 and adults with substance use and serious and persistent mental health issues since 2017. I’ve been working as a work trainer/educator since 2019. Most of the folks I work with have been dealing with issues for a long time and either starting to want to change or see that they need a change to happen to be where and who they want to be! Nothing is too big or too small to be handled together – trauma, abuse, toxic relationships, harmful coping skills, conflicts at work, self-doubt/growth, and personality disorders. My job is to help you explore where these issues are coming from, what has worked in the past, and what will help you become a new “whole” person in the future.

In therapy, I use an eclectic style of different approaches – motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Brainspotting (a form of EMDR), behavior modification, solution and problem focused, psychoeducation, and more. I use what works best for you. We start where you are at and go into the uncomfortable when equipped with the tools to tackle the journey.
I look forward to the journey with you and honored that you selected me to help you start/continue.


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #9182-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sara Aranda. 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.

Written by S.Y. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

I joined Better Help in an effort to get my anxiety under control, work through trauma and gain back my life. I’m so glad I did! While I’m still a work in progress, the progress and growth I’ve seen in myself has been outstanding in just the last couple of months. Sara is extremely understanding, listens so well and has offered tools to help improve my issues! It’s been such a great experience and I’m so looking forward to working with Sara for time to come. You definitely have to put the work in yourself, but having somebody who checks in, provides knowledge and tools and just listens certainly makes the journey that much easier.

Written by J.A. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is amazing! Very compassionate, smart, and helpful.!

Written by A.M. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s helped change my life so much in the short amount of time we’ve been working together.

Written by C.R. on Apr 16, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sarah is incredible. I struggle with trusting people so therapy has always been a scary thought to me. She takes her time to get to know you and she is so kind. She has made me realize things I could’ve never figured out on my own. I’m excited to continue my healing journey with her!

Written by A.N. on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Sara has been amazing. She has provided my family with so many useful resources & has really helped me grow as a person.

Written by A.L. on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Sara listens and provides a wide range of tools and techniques that challenge and stretch me. She is kind and straightforward in helping me to break through barriers or obstacles. I look forward to our sessions because I know on the other side I will feel lighter with a motivation to continue growing throughout my week!

Written by M.A. on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sara is very compassionate and seeks ways to assist me. I adore her.

Written by R.E. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sara is very kind and understanding. She brings a comforting and jovial environment to what has been a stressful experience for me in the past. I enjoy how well she listens and responds to my concerns. I hope as many people get her help as possible.

Written by A.N. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sara's vast knowledge and levels of expertise in mental & emotional health have a been a huge boost to my morale, livelihood, and understandings of identified traumas within my life. Would highly recommend Sara to anyone looking for immense introspection, understanding, and identifying behaviors within ones self.

Written by S.U. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sara is an amazing therapist. She is helping me get through a particularly rough situation while also helping me process some things from my life. She always has additional reading and worksheets for me to work on to better understand myself. Her help and guidance is priceless.

Written by M.O. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She is a perfect fit for me. I get so much from our sessions already! I already have friends asking if they can be matched with her specifically and are interested in the company for services.

Written by C.O. on Nov 11, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Sara Aranda has been helpful in identifying things I struggle with and coping tools to deal with panic attacks. She is very empathetic about life’s hardships and can laugh at life’s foibles as well. I would absolutely recommend her.

Written by M.I. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Very insightful!

Written by R.I. on Oct 03, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sara has been extremely helpful! She makes you feel comfortable, heard, and validated. Would recommend to anyone!

Written by M.I. on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sara is amazing. She gives a lot of tips on my existing issues and helps me to relax during stressful times

Written by I.N. on Sep 04, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder

such a lovely woman, she knows exactly what she’s talking about and really helps. she gives a lot of great feedback

Work with me!