About me

Hello! I am so glad you are here. My name is Sara Barber and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working professionally in mental health for the last 3 years. During that time I have worked with individuals of all ages, from children to adults experiencing everything from anxiety and depression to family dysfunction, developing coping skills and self-care plans, big life transition and adjustments, low self-esteem and confidence, and LGBTQ+ issues.

My goal as a therapist is to meet you where you are. Attending therapy for the first time or the millionth time is never easy, I strive to make our time together positive and productive even when discussing and exploring difficult topics. I believe that therapy should be a space where you can feel safe to explore and discuss whatever it is that is creating difficulty in your life as well as a space to celebrate your accomplishments and achievements.

We live in a society where seeking therapeutic help is not talked about or encouraged. You have made it to this step and I am proud of you.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

PA LCSW CW021745


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sara Barber. 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 on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sara has been a fantastic therapist for my entire time with Betterhelp. They have helped me to recognize the strength within myself to help conquer the challenges life has thrown my way. They are very supportive and understanding. They try their best to understand the struggles I'm going through and help provide perspective to my problems. Sara is an awesome therapist and I would recommend them to anyone.

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Sara has helped me with many life breakthroughs with her weekly sessions. I feel safe talking to Sara, and I'm beginning to feel better about my inner spirit. The person I am day by day is valued no matter how critical I am of myself. Sara is helping me uncover many areas in my life where I struggle and find the underlying reasons I may feel that way. Sara recommends great resources and understanding, which is an excellent method for my trauma, depression, panic attacks, and anxiety.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sara is awesome! She’s always there when I need her

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Sara is present, pleasant, takes notes, and has good listening skills.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

My experience with Sara has been utterly fantastic. She is honest, caring and really allows me to open up. I truly look forward to my sessions every single week. She has equipped me with so many techniques that have changed my life (!). She has been on a journey with me, and I can’t recommend her enough. Thank you Sara

Written on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Amazing and great listener

Written on Jan 26, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Sara is absolutely amazing. She gives excellent advice that is not only down to earth but also very rational. She's helped me feel more comfortable with accepting the difficulties of a long term relationship ending. Like myself, she's a millennial, which definitely goes a long way in making me feel safe around someone who understands/shares what being a millennial is like, especially in our always online internet age.

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I look forward to my sessions with Sara. I knew from my first session that she would be a great help to my mental health. She is very laid back, easy to talk to and makes wonderful suggestions that have helped me tremendously.

Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Speaking with Sara is like talking with a friend. We were very well matched. She is kind, insightful, and has helped me great. I truly enjoy our sessions.

Written on Sep 15, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Sara it's an amazing professional. I feel really confident in sharing my toughts, my worries and anxious. Is being wonderful talking to someone that is really present, trully listening and and that guides you in how to achieve your therapy goals.

Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Sara is an extremely helpful therapist who helped me focus on my goals related to mental health and gave me such great insight into ways emotions can be dealt with. She helped me understand my feelings in a different way. Especially with family, low self-esteem, trauma, and LGBTQ+ related problems. It’s worth it with her!

Written on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

INCREDIBLY helpful, friendly, personable. She asked insightful questions, listened intently, and drew conclusions that greatly aided my mental health. Met my needs as LGBT+ and queer. Finally I had a positive experience with a therapist! I am looking forward to working with her again.

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