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Sara Carrillo, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Hi! I'm Sara and I am ready to help! I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and have been helping people through therapy for 18 years. I have worked in a variety of settings to include private practice, community mental health, and treating military beneficiaries to include children/adolescents/teens/and adults, and providing crisis intervention in all those settings.

In my free time I enjoy lots of varied activities to include any time outdoors, watching my dogs be dogs, sewing, gardening, hanging out in the hammocks, going to local theater performances, making and eating good food, and being with family.

My style of therapy is upfront, kind, and supportive. While half of my clients are looking for someone to listen and understand the other half is looking for specific advice and tools that they can use to make their life better and either form of therapy is okay with me. I like to go at your pace as therapy should challenge you a bit to grow but should never be so painful you need to stop.

*Right now I am offering live chat sessions, texting back and forth throughout the week, and phone sessions; I hope these methods meet your needs if so contact me to get started!

Thanks for being courageous and trying therapy; there is a kind person ready to help if it's me or another one of my colleagues.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

WA LICSW 00009454


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sara Carrillo. 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 is absolutely incredible!
Insightful, caring, thoughtful, supportive, yet she also challenged me when I needed it. The many ways I could describe how Sara impacted me would all lead to the same conclusion. She really helped me get through some difficult times and make breakthroughs with issues that had been with me for decades. I would recommend Sara unconditionally.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

Truly the best! I’m so grateful to have Sara in my corner supporting me through life’s events.

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Working with Sara has been extremely helpful. I feel supported and encouraged when we talk, and she has given me great tools that have been very useful.

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Better Help is wonderful! I was talking with a colleague about it last week and they were unaware that you could keep your therapist and pay out-of-pocket then submit for reimbursement. We both adore our therapists and recommend them to anyone who is struggling.

Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Sarah is excellent, she has given me consistent tools, by reiterating and explaining I have been able to practice my way into the person I have been wanting to be. I overcame my phobia of needles which is the most incredible gift. Additionally I have new revaluations every time we meet, which makes me feel like I am learning g so much more about myself.

Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties