Sara Bickar

(MS, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Hi there! I am Licensed mental health counselor in the state of NJ with over 8 years of counseling experience. My counseling experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings that include individual and group outpatient to in-home and crisis settings. I have also worked in hospitals and residential treatment centers. My areas of expertise include working with clients who are coping with anxiety, depression, trauma. I also specialize in addictions and crisis counseling. I am capable of working with clients that have a wide array of symptoms that include lack of motivation, low self-esteem, negative thinking patterns, inattention, relationship challenges, and anger management difficulties. Much of my experience has been working with adults in an outpatient setting.

My counseling approach is simple, 100% client-centered and individualized to meet your needs at the given moment. I incorporate all types of modalities, but primarily use techniques from Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness and Art Therapies. By utilizing and incorporating all types of therapies I can better create a therapeutic relationship that will result in positive change at a pace you, the client, is most comfortable with and beneficial for your goals and needs. You navigate the sessions, I just help guide you along your journey. As someone on the outside looking in, it is easier for me to remain impartial and honest without judgment. Think of our sessions as your safe place!

My clinical training and background has also afforded me the opportunity to work with clients with developmental disability diagnoses. Therefore I am also able to provide effective counseling for individuals with high functioning Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and/or Intellectual Disabilites.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00532500 (Expires: 2020-11-30)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Nov 30, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

This review is really delayed because I been working with her for a while now and even though its just messaging back and forth, she's always been a great listener and I have felt some real results in my life. I will always be thankful. The main reason why is because I can feel how invested she is in in understanding me, and she really cares about her job and gives it her all. It doesn't feel like she does it just because its a job. It's hard to find a counselor that I feel like really connects with me and I don't feel like really judges me on my issues, while also guiding me in the right direction. I am happy that I get the chance to work with her towards finding my best self.

Written by A.N. on Nov 08, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Sara is really fantastic. I think I'm a little unique as a client and she has went above and beyond to help me. She really takes the extra time and it really feels like she cares. Were other people i have worked with made me feel like i was just a dollar sign to there paycheck i never feel that was with Sara. Im excited to move further in my journey towards being a better heather person and im happy i get to work with such a great counselor.

Written by A.L. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Sara has been phenomenal in the time we have worked together. I came to BetterHelp out of desperation because I was in a really bad place with anxiety and panic. Her encouraging words and helpful methods of breaking down problems into smaller bits has brought me to a much better place mentally. We have worked together for a few months now, and I am feeling a lot better. She takes time to work with me individually, has gotten to know me very well, has done live-sessions with me that are amazing, and she has just been so amazing overall. I couldn't ask for a more compassionate, caring individual as my counselor to help me see the best in myself!

Written by R.I. on Sep 24, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Sarah is awesome, She really listens and understands. Her insight is continuing to help me deal with things and heal. Highly recommend her.

Written by F.R. on Sep 04, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and self esteem

She is very nice, very understanding, very easy to talk to, easy to get a hold of, and responds quickly!

Written by R.I. on Aug 27, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 6 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

Sara is dedicated and responsive. She is positive and genuinely tries to help out. Definitely recommended!