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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
PA LCSW CW021745
I feel listened to when I talk to Sara. I'm offered a variety of techniques that might help me with my anxiety, and I feel better after every session.
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
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 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 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 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 is awesome! She’s always there when I need her
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 present, pleasant, takes notes, and has good listening skills.
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
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 21, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes