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 unbelievable. She is the best counselor I had the pleasure and luck to work with. She listens and asks the right questions.
Sara's great. We only did a few sessions together, but she did help me with that. She listens to your story and respects your choices in connection with phone calls or live conversations.
Sara is a patient, empathetic and kind listener. She makes you feel understood, and validated, while gently coercing you to look at your troubles differently. Her work ethic and commitment to her patients is admirable. She takes out time, is punctual and readily available. Even despite a huge time distance between us, she found ways to make it work incredibly efficiently. It was my first time seeking therapy, and Sara walked me through the process and could understand my issues despite our cultural differences. I think Sara is a wonderful therapist, and I recommend her strongly to any young adult.
Sara is amazing! She tells me things that I need to hear and no one else reminds me of. She has become a major part of my life. I’m so lucky to have her. If you need a genuine person in your life to help sort things out then Sara is the one for that for sure! Love her!
She listens, cares and tries to understand. She never let me down, never ignores and does the best to help. I have quite happy with her therapy
Sara has changed my life immensely. I have been able to turn my life around and with help see the good in me.
Sara had been completely amazing! Not only is she a lovely and kind person, she is a great listener and really takes the time to understand my circumstances and concerns. I feel like I am making great progress in even just a short amount of time so far. She is compassionate and non-judgmental and expertly guides me with things to consider by asking relevant, insightful questions. I am so impressed with this form of therapy and with Sara that I wish I’d had the courage to start sooner!
Sara "gets" me and is able to help me become aware of my blindspots in an empowering way so I can do something about it. Plus, she has gone the extra mile to be available when it's more convenient for me so I can have more regular sessions. Highly recommend her!
Sara is a compassionate non-judgmental counsellor and a great mentor. She has supported me through some very difficult times, and although I still have tough days, I now have the insight to challenge my thoughts and beliefs .
There are also homework tasks to complete which further reinforce the support and challenged my limited perceptions of events in my life. Messages check-ins are also wonderful because you always have someone there to talk to.
Please don't be put off by the cost because if you have limited finances you can still get the help you need within your budget.
I didn't want to or feel I had the option to wait a further 6 months to speak to a counsellor through the NHS. I took action and I haven't regretted
If you're struggling, please reach out and use this invaluable resource. Everyone deserves good mental health and happiness. Don't feel embarrassed or ashamed this will definitely help stir you in the right direction.
It's not too strong to say that Sara has changed my life. She immediately understood what my difficulties were (even if I didn't understand them) and has provided practical help as well as been a supportive ear. I honestly don't know where I would have been without her.
Sara is a beautiful soul. She honestly takes her time to understand my concerns and proffers efficient solutions to my concerns. She’s a great therapist. It’s also important to be very open with her to ensure provides the right help needed. Gracias Sara!
Sara is awesome and very supportive.
Over the past few months, talking to Sara has completely changed me for the better. Recovery isn’t linear or always consistent- I know my issues run deep and that there’s no “quick fix” but Sara has given me the confidence to actually deal with these issues in my day to day life!
I sometimes will still get upset or triggered by things but I feel so much better equipped to actually deal with these triggers, ride out any discomfort and stand up for myself where it matters. Sara has truly made me feel safer in this world and stronger as a person.
She’s helped me eradicate the countless “sorry’s” in my life and made me feel empowered instead of fearful. Sara is extremely knowledgeable and professional but my favorite thing about working with her is that, put simply, she genuinely seems to care.
I always feel comfortable pouring my heart out and being vulnerable with her because i know that with Sara there’s absolutely no judgement. Instead, she responds with love, encouragement and solid advice. Not just advice but also ideas or options- ways of how we can work together to feel better.
If you’re reading this I urge you to take the plunge and just sign up! I feel so grateful to have found this app and to have been matched with such an incredible therapist. She’s kind, passionate, highly skilled and again, really just seems to care.
Thank you Sara for everything so far! ☺️
Sara was a great support for me in a time of confusion and low self-esteem. I felt that she really listened to my key concerns and was keen to help me work through my difficulties. She didn't force any opinions on me and I never felt judged. Really glad that we worked together.
Sara is simply amazing. We had sessions for around 3 months. During this time, she kept checking on me, kept asking the right questions, & kept my perspective right by posing relevant questions. She was always positive, encouraging, & understanding. Thank you!
Sara is a great therapist. I trust her and that is a rare thing when it comes to me. She gave me a feeling of security and she’s the only person I could talk to when it comes to my problem which is a great relief. She really tried to help me and I’m very thankful for all the talks we had!
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 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!
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!
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 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!