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Sara Hoesly, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Depression
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About me

I want to welcome you to Better Help! I know that reaching out to a therapist can often be overwhelming and difficult so I would like to applaud you for willingness to take that step. I graduated from SUNY Albany with a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. and M.Ed from Columbia University in Psychological Counseling. I am licensed in Virginia (LPC) and Massachusetts (LMHC). I have worked in numerous settings including outpatient mental health and addiction treatment centers, as a contractor for the Department of Children and Families, and Day Treatment Programs. I have experience in both group and individual counseling working with children and adults.

My treatment approach is adaptable depending on the needs of the client. I believe in the importance of client and therapist collaboration in order to determine the best course of action for the therapeutic process. Therapy is not a one size fits all process and the client’s voice is pivotal when discussing action, change, and needs. I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

License information

MA LMHC 8113

VA LPC 0701008156


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sara Hoesly. 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 has been the greatest new addition to my life. Over time, she has become more than a therapist, but also a life coach. She comes from a non judgmental place and holds space to listen instead of jumping to conclusions. I especially appreciate her ability to suggest concrete approaches to moving forward such as doing exercises in thinking vs feeling. I look forward to my weekly sessions with Sara and highly recommend her.

Written on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 1 year and 3 months

She is great at what she does

Written on Sep 13, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Sara has been immensely helpful to me this past year. Her cool, calm demeanor is very approachable and she is very insightful. I’ve been able to learn/realize a lot about myself through working with here and she’s been an awesome support system to have during a particularly transitional time in my life.

Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Insightful, timely, flexible, unfailingly thoughtful, could not have gotten through these past few months without her.

Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

I am so grateful for Sarah. I really feel like she understands me so well and has gotten to know me so personally now. She speaks to me with warmth and I can feel that she really cares, even though I’m paying for her time and help, I don’t feel like that’s what she’s in this profession for. She does this because her heart is the right kind to be able to tune into people’s thoughts and emotions and “get” you. I appreciate my relationship with my therapist. For me, she is the friend I can unravel things with every week and make sense of everything that just.keeps.happening. in my life. I can’t see how I could go back to not taking care of myself with therapy. It doesn’t make your problems go away, but it sure helps you figure out how to handle them and work through the things that have damaged you. I’m very grateful to have been connected with a great fit right away instead of dealing starting new with another therapist and start all over again several times.
Thank you, Sara. I’m very glad to have you in my life <3

Written on Jan 23, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Y’all better give this woman a raise because she is the best therapist I’ve ever had for the cheapest price I’ve ever paid.

Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd