Sara Aranda

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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.


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

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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


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 A.N. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

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.

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