I am a licensed mental health and substance use therapist in Nebraska with over 7 years of experience in the field. I graduated from Creighton University in 2008 with a Master's degree in Community Counseling. I have worked with all ages on various issues including substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting struggles, stress management, and poor impulse control. In addition, to my dual credentials I am also trained as a certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
My therapeutic style is based on being genuine and understanding with clients. I believe it is essential to actively listen and effectively problem solve with my clients. My therapeutic foundation is a mix of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and rational-emotive theories. There are so many benefits from seeking out therapy. It can be the beginning of a powerful change for a person's life. I enjoy helping people reach their goals or resolve what is bothering them. I encourage you to start today to change your life for the better by allowing me to help your through your journey.
When I am not working, I stay busy with my two children. I have two little guys, so I am always on the go with these two. I also love running and being outdoors.
I am here to help you achieve your goal and improve your life!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Other #3880 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Sara is very personable and caring. She speaks to you with compassion and understanding. She’s very easy to speak to and I highly recommend her to help you along in your journey.
I couldn't have hoped for a better therapist! She's open minded to realities different from her own and supports me a 100%, always with respect and valuable insight.
Sara is amazing. She gives me space when I don’t want to talk. She also tells me straight forward on things I ask and I really like that. She checks on me often. I really think she is one of the best therapist.
Sara has been great - a good listener and has given me some good advice. She has provided me with some extra resources as well to help me out.
Sara has been absolutely wonderful. Although I have a lot of work to do still, I have started to make really progress after over a decade of making none. I really appreciate her guidance and support and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a counselor.
When I would have sessions with Sara, she didn't judge and always understood how I was feeling. From the beginning she would respond to me quickly and was always making sure how my day was. She has helped me realize what was best for me and encouraged me to focus on my health and my goals that I want to achieve. It wasn't long for me to get back on my feet, with her help, I was able to become more confident and reach my goals. Although I am done my counseling now, I would recommend Sara to anyone. She is a caring person and will respond right away if there are any issues. I hope whoever reads this, will become a better YOU. Stay strong and keep smiling. Thanks again Sara :)
I think we are quite early in my journey at this point but, I look forward to achieving some of the goals we have set to feel better about who I am. Sara has been attentive and caring throughout my crisis and i am very grateful for her nurturing guidance.
Sara is amazing! She puts in the effort and actually checks in with you, as well as taking initiative in booking live sessions. She is very genuine and I can tell she wants to help. I would highly recommend her!
Sara quickly got to the root of my issues and has helped me find some strategies for working with them. She is non judgmental and extremely helpful. I feel I’m making real progress in a short space of time.
I’m so happy to be working with Sara. She is gentle and kind while also being straightforward and helpful. She is a true professional with a heart.
She is kind, sincere and understanding. She would try to find out the reason behind the behavior.
Sara is wonderful!
Great woman knows her stuff- very respectful does her job great!
I’ve only been working with Sara for a brief time now and it’s unbelievable how much of a progress I‘ve made already. It’s so easy to talk to Sara. I felt comfortable with her from the second I accepted her first video call. I‘ve had several therapists in the last few years and the way they talked to me was always kind of patronizing and it felt like they were looking for solutions in their textbooks. Sara is very different, so empathetic and understanding, it’s such a relief talking to her. I’m so glad I found her and thankful for every session!
Sara's counseling has been extremely valuable to me during an extremely hard year. Since starting our sessions, Sara has really shown me a lot about myself and provided advice when asked, but also bounced back things that I said to remind me of certain contradicting thoughts that I've been having on my personal future. I'd highly recommend Sara.
Perfect, excellent, wonderful, professional, warm are just few words that won’t do her justice.
Sara is a great counselor, she is kind, and empathetic. She asks the right questions, and gives you all the support you need.
Sara has been an enormous help and always helps me ground myself. My confidence has been steadily increasing since we've been working together.
Sara is a very kind and warm person and so far I have benefited a lot from her counseling. I can strongly recommend her.
My initial idea of therapy was just someone who listens to you, because the world is full of isolated people. Sara made me realize how much expertise and real world knowledge of case studies and theories is required and now I respect her and her profession of the same. She's helped me move a step forward to figuring out why I'm broken.
Sara is excellent! She keeps things real. She is very organized and truly listens to her patients. I’ve only been talking with her for a couple weeks and she has given me hope already.
Sara is amazing. I have a lot of troubles with keeping in-person appointments, so BetterHelp being online and accessible to me 24/7 really helps keep therapy accessible to me even on my low days. Sara really genuinely tries to get to know me, and I really appreciate that she keeps the tone of our conversation less clinical. She's become a trusted advisor in my life and I am extremely grateful.
Sara responds with warmth and insight. She helps me see myself and my life with a new perspective. She puts in the effort to make sure I am understood, creating a comfortable and non-judgmental space to share any concerns. Would absolutely recommend her.
Working with Sara has been making all the difference for me as of late. I had tried counseling in the past, but find that with the BetterHelp platform I am actually able to commit to it and follow through. It is so convenient and my counselor, Sara Irwin, is so flexible with her communication. We message back and forth and there is always the options for video, or voice calls. Sara has been a great help to me thus far and is very attentive as well thoughtful. I am learning a lot and feel I am growing as a person. I look forward to more sessions with Sara!
Sara has been incredibly kind and offered me an environment in which I could express my thoughts and experiences without any judgment. I have since been able to think more clearly and take firm, confident steps in the right direction. Thank you Sara!
Very helpful and kind!
Sara has given me so many tools to manage my problems, whether it be through sharing resources or helping me dig deeper to find the sources of my problems, she has really helped me to realize how black and white things can be sometimes, allowing me to fix my moods and better my daily life more easily.
She is patient and follows all details and gives great support.
Sara surprised me with the quality of treatment she delivered over the phone and across multiple timezones. She's quick to respond, perfectly neutral in the tone of voice and insightful when analyzing my thoughts. An amazing help to me through some dark times.
Sara is a very effective counselor. Very shortly after our sessions began I started to feel stronger. She is very supportive and goes out of her way to accommodate my schedule. I feel lucky to have been connected with her!
Sara is such a good listener and focuses on the problems that one feels they want to improve most. She connects well with her clients and uses different learning tools such as videos and exercises to help project her work. I've really enjoyed and appreciated the time and effort Sara puts into seeing how I am doing and how my internal/external struggles are. She's nothing less than wonderful.
She is wonderful!
I have been working with Sara for a couple weeks now and she has been nothing short of amazing. While I initially came to her with a addiction/ family problem, she discovered something else about me that was the real issue. She has always responded to my messages, even when I go off the rails and send multiple messages. She is always ready to offer a live chat session, and has provided me with so many great resources to help me.
I've been in counceling with Sara for almost 3 weeks now. And it is going great so far. She is kind, helpful and understanding, professional but very warm. She has helped me see and accept a lot of myself, I feel confident I can truly achieve the healing and growth I'm hoping for. I would totally recommend her.
Sara has been extremely helpful. She always has time to help you and guide you in the right direction with care. She is easy to talk to and provides honest feedback, support, and advice. She also gives you different tools to use throughout your day to help you stay in control. I'm very happy to have Sara helping me.
Sara has helped me enormously in regaining my lost confidence in myself, and along the way taught me a lot of methods for dealing with stress, prevarication and negative encroaching thoughts.
So far this is going really well!
Amazing, amazing counsellor. Really understands what I need.
I have just started with her, but I have seen how accommodating she can be with her time and always sending her reply at the earliest possible time. Most of all, she makes it very easy to talk with her.
So kind, patient, and she knows what she does!
Sara was very patient and attentive with my rants and knows some great videos to watch to deal with anxiety.
A very professional counselor, but on top of all, a very kind person. She helped me in finding out what's really important and how to deal with a lot of things. Love her.
Sara has been a huge help and provides very timely support - and often checks in. She's a wealth of innovative information and really "out-of-the-box" thinker. I would have no hesitation to recommend her as a counselor, to a loved one!
Sara is a great counselor!
Sara is wonderful, down to earth and extremely easy to get a long with. Better help couldn't have matched me up with a better therapist. She has helped me every step of the way. :)
Honestly in the short time I’ve spoken to Sara she’s been extremely understanding and supportive. I do feel like she could help me
Sarah was very supportive during a challenging period in 2017. Loss of job, young family and an unwell father amongst other things. She is a very good listeners and helped me draw out my emotions and thoughts through asking very poignant questions. I would definitely seek counsel with Sarah again and would like to thank her for all her support.
She's a great listener and follows up frequently.
Sara has talked with me before and definitely will continue to work with her when needed. She is absolutely amazing!!!!
Sara has been such a support and help to me in just the few weeks I have been using BetterHelp! She not only listens; but she truly sympathizes with me. She has also sent me very helpful exercises for me to work through. A wonderful, rounded experience that I didn't know could come from 100% online counseling.
Sara seems to understand my issues and want to fix them. She seems very caring and understanding. We have had one phone call thus far and have sent multiple emails. I am very confident that she can help fix me.
Sarah is great. I enjoy speaking with her, and she's a great listener even when I talk over the top of her. She's very intelligent, kind and compassionate.
Sara has been a GREAT help, respond in a very timely manner. very informative, has lots of different resources to help. I would highly recommend to anyone. Checks in with you also if haven't checked in a while.
She helped me a lot, and under a huge crisis in which I lost, her support was of incredible help. She understands, she doesn't judge, and provided my with a lot of tools have helped me go through a such crisis an get stable.
If I never need support again I would not hesitate to get back to BetterHelp and ask for her.
Sara has been exactly what I needed . She is very compassionate and gives me the support I need to work through my issues. I am feeling wonderful since Sara became my counselor.
Sara has really helped me overcome an issue I have been fighting for years by breaking in down bit by bit and truly helping me see the situation for what it was and empowering me to finally overcome it.
It's been such a pleasure working with Sara. She's been instrumental in helping me move past a tough past. I feel so free from my past and that's all from working with Sara. Sara, THANK YOU SO MUCH for being here for me whenever I needed your guidance and perspective. I truly feel like I have such an incredible support system with you.
Working with Sara has helped me a lot.
Sara is warm, kind, and a very good listener. She understands my needs and encourages me all the time. I love working with her!
She has listened to my issues, asked interesting, thought-provoking questions which not only gave her background on me, but have helped me have insight into myself. I've got more work to do but I'm confident that she will help guide me through my issues. She follows up and the little texts she has sent me to let me know she is "there"for me have really, really helped.
Sara is available, knowledgeable and kind. It's this most convenient therapy and affordable therapy.
Sara is great! She really makes an effort to connect with you and understand your situation. She doesn't make it seem like she's just doing her job, she really has her heart in this. I would definitely recommend Sara to anyone seeking counseling.
Sara has been a tremendous support to me in dealing with a variety of issues. She is sympathetic yet realistic. I have felt 100 percent comfortable with her and would not want to work with any other therapist.
This is my first experience with counseling of any kind and it has exceeded my expectations . Sara has been very responsive and helpful. She asks insightful questions and follows up with me often. Sara is professional and kind. Thank you!
Sara has helped me identify some problems I was having, such as intrusive thoughts and clinical depression, which was helpful for my recovery.
I had a different counselor before Sara, but I wasn't able to connect with her as quickly as I did with Sara. Sara really makes a genuine effort to completely understand your problem well. There's absolutely no suggestions and interventions in the beginning, when you are venting out your concerns with her. She makes sure that she understands your emotions well before she can help you see the future positively. I had been struggling with depression for almost one year. But within a few weeks, Sara was able to help me see through my worries and guilt and gave me a positive outlook to life. She is a miracle worker! Just go ahead and sign her as your therapist, you'll be just fine!
Can't recommend Sara enough. She is extremely attentive, responsive and genuinely engaged. I could not have done such quick progress without her caring help.
Sara is an amazing therapist. I already feel better after talking to her for a few weeks.
I live on an island and professional mental health support is nearly non-existent. I am so grateful that BetterHelp matched me with Sara. It is great to be listened to without judgement -- and be given reassurance and resources that help me understand how best to deal with my challenges. Thank you.
Sara Irwin is an incredible counselor. She is very passionate about helping and she guided me in a very tough time. Thank you for all your time, effort and honesty!