Sara Irwin

(MS, LMHP, LADC)

About Me

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 a 5 year old and a 5 month old, 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 7

Licensing

Other #3880 (Expires: 2018-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 19, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

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.

Written by J.O. on Oct 09, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by J.U. on Oct 06, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks addictions, grief, and eating

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.

Written by M.A. on Sep 19, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

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.

Written by M.E. on Sep 12, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, career, and bipolar

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.

Written by S.A. on Sep 04, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, eating, parenting, self esteem, and career

Working with Sara has helped me a lot.

Written by A.T. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Sara is warm, kind, and a very good listener. She understands my needs and encourages me all the time. I love working with her!

Written by S.T. on Aug 25, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 months stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Omg Sara is amazing! I have talked to a few counselors from here and she is by far the best. I love her to pieces, she really does go the extra mile. She is great to about responding, she gives very sound advice. By far the best counselor BetterHelp has! Thank you, Sara.

Written by N.A. on Aug 07, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks intimacy-related, and self esteem

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.

Written by G.E. on Jul 27, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, and parenting

Sara is available, knowledgeable and kind. It's this most convenient therapy and affordable therapy.

Written by P.E. on Jul 23, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks stress, anxiety

Great listener! She is very friendly and not judgemental.

Written by E.M. on Jul 16, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and bipolar

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.

Written by B.R. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

She's awesome.

Written by A.S. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 1 month

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.

Written by S.T. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, and career

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!

Written by B.A. on May 30, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 1 month depression

Sara has helped me identify some problems I was having, such as intrusive thoughts and clinical depression, which was helpful for my recovery.

Written by J.I. on May 29, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, and career

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!

Written by M.O. on May 11, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 3 weeks family, trauma and abuse, and eating

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.

Written by H.A. on May 09, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar

Sara is an amazing therapist. I already feel better after talking to her for a few weeks.

Written by J.U. on May 01, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship

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.

Written by H.E. on Apr 10, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 1 week depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

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!