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Sara Barrientos, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing in the Social Work field since 2007. My experience in the field of Social Work has given me the opportunity to work with children and families, at-risk homeless youth, adolescent/adult behavioral health, and senior citizens. For the past 10 years, I have been working in an intensive outpatient group therapy program designed for senior citizens struggling with depression and anxiety, however I also have experience working with individuals facing marital/relationship issues, parenting issues, and loss.

As a therapist, I will work to uplift, encourage, and motivate you to find the best solutions for yourself. I strive to be a compassionate, caring, and understanding individual who will respect you for who you are, right where you are in your journey. My goal in this profession is to help you achieve the goals you create for yourself and provide you with the accountability you need to succeed.

I am so glad we matched and I look forward to what's in store for you!

Professional experience

13yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Forgiveness, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Pregnancy and childbirth

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149.018318


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

Sara takes time to understand and provide insights to help me continue on my journey.

Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Sara has been helping me since January and she's been such an incredible person of support. I've been going through some very traumatic things since last summer and she has been doing her best to get me to work past those experiences and move forward with my life. Still a work in progress but I truly feel that I wouldn't be where I'm at now if it wasn't for her to help me see things differently and trying to heal

Written on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sara is extremely relatable and makes me feel comfortable to want to share with her. As a fellow mom, she understands the stresses I deal with on a day-to-day basis. She gives me tools and strategies to work through stressful and depressive times and holds me accountable to those. She often will circle back to make sure that I feel that my goals are being met. I feel like I'm talking to a good friend whenever I log on to talk to her.

Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Sara is so great. She is an amazing listener. She’s calm and knows just how to respond to me. I look forward to my session each week and I love our “in between” reach outs. This is working very well for me!

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting issues