My work experience includes work as a clinician in Community Mental Health Centers in both urban and rural settings. Individuals I have had the pleasure to work with include people struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, divorce, life changing events, work difficulties, brain injury, intellectual challenges, personality challenges and many others. I spent many years working as the Clinical Director of a very large Community Mental Health Center giving me a varied experience of clientele and issues.
My style of therapy is to work together as a team to figure out how to feel better, think clearer, and act in-line with the way you desire. My approach is warm, welcoming and supportive. I prefer a client centered approach and use unconditional nonjudgmental positive regard as my mainstay in the therapeutic relationship.
Reaching out for help can be very difficult and I encourage you to take a breath and make the call for yourself. I will be happy to work with you when you are ready to start.
Change your mind, change your life.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC cc00733
Sara has been so great for my life. She is super supportive. Sara actively listens and asks questions that are intelligent and thoughtful. I truly believe that Sara genuinely cares about her clients as people. She is genuine, funny, kind, and relatable. While she may not be a great fit for everyone she is everything I didn't know I needed in a therapist.
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Everything is progressing well.
Written on Apr 03, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 3 months on issues concerning grief
Sara is such an incredible therapist. Right from the start she gave helpful tips, tools and insights that helped me to transform my thinking patterns and cope in healthy ways. She really listens and makes sure you feel heard and understood. I am beyond grateful for the time I had working with her as my therapist.
Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sara is thoughtful in her approach and definitely makes me feel heard. Understands where I’m coming from and she offers tons of insight. I honestly wish I would’ve found her earlier in life because the ways she’s helped me thus far have been incredible in such a short time.
Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Sara has been so helpful with helping me communicate better in my relationships and create better coping skills. She is so professional and offers great strategies for my situations. She has added so much value and support to my life.
Written on Oct 07, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, and adhd
Sara is easy to talk to without interruption. She asks for clarification if I'm not clear so she can throughly understand what I am telling her.
Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd