I am licensed in South Dakota with 6+ years of professional work experience and many more years of experience in the helping profession. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
SD CSW 6208
Sara is the ABSOLUTE BEST! She listens to your concerns, she is always in your corner, and she isn't afraid to tell you like it is. I have had counselors in the past where I felt awkward being completely honest, but I'm never afraid of that with Sara. She makes me feel totally at ease and I LOVE having her as my therapist!
Written on Aug 30, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
You have been a great person to talk to regarding my situation! I very much value you as a support system for me!
Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Sara is very professional and kind. She has been extremely helpful in helping me work through my issues.,
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning addictions
Sara is very caring and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Jun 19, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Very kind hearted
Written on May 30, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
I've been thinking crazy trying to be okay. She helped not be crazy
Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion