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.
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #9182-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Sara has been extremely helpful! She makes you feel comfortable, heard, and validated. Would recommend to anyone!
Sara is amazing. She gives a lot of tips on my existing issues and helps me to relax during stressful times
I was very skeptical about how well I would be matched up with a counselor, but Sara Aranda was exactly what I was looking for & needed. She has been very supportive & challenged me to do self reflection that I have needed. She's encouraging & firm. I believe that her moral compass aligns with mine which was also something that is important to me.
such a lovely woman, she knows exactly what she’s talking about and really helps. she gives a lot of great feedback