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 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!


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 R.O. on Apr 23, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, parenting, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by N.E. on Apr 17, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by S.T. on Apr 13, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

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.

Written by M.I. on Apr 05, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks

So far this is going really well!

Written by J.A. on Apr 02, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Amazing, amazing counsellor. Really understands what I need.

Written by D.A. on Feb 27, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and parenting

LOVE her.

Written by K.A. on Feb 15, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by H.A. on Feb 12, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and eating

So kind, patient, and she knows what she does!

Written by J.O. on Feb 11, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

Sara was very patient and attentive with my rants and knows some great videos to watch to deal with anxiety.

Written by A.L. on Feb 03, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by A.R. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, and family

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!

Written by L.A. on Jan 27, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Sara is a great counselor!

Written by R.O. on Jan 19, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and career

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. :)

Written by N.A. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

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

Written by T.J. on Dec 30, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and career

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.

Written by R.E. on Nov 30, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, self esteem, and career

Love her.

Written by P.E. on Nov 28, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She's a great listener and follows up frequently.

Written by S.T. on Nov 24, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Sara has talked with me before and definitely will continue to work with her when needed. She is absolutely amazing!!!!

Written by H.A. on Nov 17, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by B.R. on Nov 13, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by C.H. on Nov 12, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

She is great!

Written by C.H. on Nov 05, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and anger

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.

Written by J.O. on Oct 19, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 N.A. on Aug 07, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 E.M. on Jul 16, 2017 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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 on issues concerning 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!