"There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't"
Hello! I am glad you are here and I look forward to working with you.
I am a licensed mental health and addiction therapist in with over 10 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 in clinic setting and private practice on various issues including substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting struggles, stress management, and poor impulse control. In addition, 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 family. I have two little guys, so I am always on the go with these two. I also love running, traveling, reading, learning new things, and being outdoors.
I am here to help you get unstuck and live your best life!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, 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, Traumatic Brain Injury, 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), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LMHC 110788
NE LMHP 3880
If your making the hard decision to begin your therapy journey or your coming back to therapy I would highly recommend Sara. Sara takes her time to get to know you and offers different therapy methods based on your needs. She will modify as needed, she is flexible and she encourages you to just be who you are. She will help you with big or small things and your voice will always matter!
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 4 years
Having Sara there at the end of a video link gives me a great deal of comfort. Whether I have something which concerns me or I simply want to talk to someone Sara is always there to help and because she remembers the details around my situation she immediately has context which hlps with her response. Sara is as good as they come.
Written on Sep 05, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 3 years and 2 months
I am really grateful for my sessions with Sara. She has been a great therapist and I have always felt supported and listened to. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Aug 16, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Working with Sara has been great! We have been working together for 3 months and it has been nothing but growth. Sara is extremely resourceful and provides me with multiple approaches to my issues, just like I asked her. With her help, I feel like I have gained a more rooted connection to myself and my surroundings. I walked into therapy with great hesitation but with Sara openness and kindness I know I made the right decision.
I am now one of those people who recommends you talk to a therapist about everything. You should talk to a therapist about it.
Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Data has this very deep understanding and listening that makes me feel very secured.
She is very present and I can feel she is really interested in what I m saying to her.
She sends me a message everyday to see how I am, and it's nice to have her support.
We are in our firsts sessions, that were more to understand the global situation, and I feel that I m going to do evolve a lot with her!
Written on Jun 08, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Sara has offered me a multi-faceted approach to therapy. She is attentive to detail, available via the messaging and has a plethora of available therapy times. I, specifically, love that she understands my busy life style, as a mom of young kids, and will send me podcast recommendations, book excerpts and TEDtalks to reference about things we've discussed in our live sessions.
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching