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Prof. Rosemary Sara Chesters, LMFT, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

During these unprecedented times many of us need extra support and more than ever a listening ear to share our experiences. Everyone's journey with social isolation is unique - we are all coping differently. However, stress, anxiety, depression and fear for the future are widespread. I'm an experienced licensed therapist and counselor, former Fortune 50 executive with experience in Hospital Psychiatric facilities and as a Peace Corps Response volunteer in Africa working in crisis and high stress public health situations. I also offer you safety and support during times of crisis or whenever you or your family may feel out of your depth.

Having faced my own life challenges I'm especially looking forward to hearing your story and working together towards the solutions you're searching for. My most meaningful partnerships are with clients who embrace collaboration and creativity in their paths to finding the life they want for themselves, their family and friends.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Relationships Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LMFT 52117

CA LPCC 1228


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

She has been absolutely amazing, incredibly helpful. I've over the years had tried at least 20 different therapists, and she by far has been the most helpful. Highly recommend :)

Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Rosemary Sara for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I feel so lucky to have been matched with Sara. In her presence I felt safe enough to bring to light issues I had been too afraid to even acknowledge for years. Sara always gave me the space I needed to meander and explore problems in my own time no matter how long that was. Sara has unfortunately succeeded in helping me to become a healthier person however and so our regular sessions are coming to an end but I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with her on a steady basis. She is one of the most supportive and genuine people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and I could not recommend her services enough.

Written on Mar 04, 2023 after therapy with Rosemary Sara for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Being with Sara has truly opened my eyes in ways that I hadn’t imagined. It hasn’t always been easy, and it is actually through those challenging times that I have been able to learn the most from being in relationship with Sara. Sometimes, we learn the most from relationships that seemingly do not work in ways we had hoped. This time I have had with Sara has also reemphasized that sometimes what needs to be addressed isn’t necessarily what we had in mind upon entering therapy and that’s okay. My time with Sara reflects these points in a meaningful way. Although, our time together is drawing to a close, it has put me in a position to reflect on how I am being and what I’m actually doing in relation to who I want to be. It has helped me regain my footing toward continuing to become my authentic self and creating an authentic professional identity. Thank you, Sara, for remaining in partnership with me throughout my confusion and this part of my journey in being my authentic self.

Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Rosemary Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I was matched with Sara during a very difficult time in my life. I couldn’t ask to be matched with a better person. She meets me where I am and helps me work through what is going on in my life. Her compassion, expertise and guidance are so valuable. I am so grateful for her help.

Written on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Rosemary Sara for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

I’ve known Sara for less than six months but it feels like much longer. She has helped me change my life completely and trust my intuition. She’s helping me out up boundaries around toxic people snd situations and focus on the positive people and things in my life. I can’t recommend her enough! She’s very personable and understanding and you can tell she really cares.

Written on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Rosemary Sara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

She's amazing and is always there no matter what and always has something to say about what's going on. She's amazing

Written on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Rosemary Sara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse