About Me

My name is Sara and I have a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling, as well as a background in Criminal Justice. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has worked in various settings including clinical mental health centers, juvenile detention centers, and schools. My primary experience has been young adults and family counseling. I have been working in the Criminal Justice field since 2013 and the Counseling field since 2017. I greatly enjoy lending a hand to those in need. It is truly my calling.

I have worked with all ages with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief, and anger. I went into this field because I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder as a teenager. Because of my own struggles, I can identify and be compassionate for those that have also walked the path I have. At the very least, I want you to know that you’re not alone in your struggles. There are people who understand and who will listen. I am one of them.

It takes a significant amount of courage to look at yourself; your real self. Thank you for being here and for being willing to open up your world to endless possibilities of wellness.

My theoretical orientations are eclectic in nature; I enjoy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, Dialectrical Behavioral Therapy/DBT, as well as Person/Client-Centered Therapy. Basically I like to take a look at your thoughts and show you how powerful they are with relation to your feelings and behavior. I like to do this in a way that is non-judgmental and displays unconditional positive regard.

I like to do the psychoeducation mental health tip of the week that I usually send out on Mondays and Thursdays. They are practical tips to help you balance your mood. So far, the mental health tips of the week have involved eating more dark chocolate, drinking more coffee, more water, the importance of D.O.S.E. (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphin) in the body, as well as tips on how to manage your life and de-escalate your stress.

With you, I also like to send an inspirational fact or quote of the week as well, which will usually be sent out with the psychoeducation tips. One of my favorites is, "The sun will rise tomorrow and even in your darkest hour, light will shine on you to show you the way. You have to believe."

Looking forward to meeting you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sara Lacaria. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by B.R. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve have honestly never met someone so educated on the human brain and how it works. I love her and her work. She’s amazing.

Written by A.M. on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sara Lacaria is an excellent therapist. She listens to you and asks questions that lead you to important self-discoveries. Sara is very supportive. She has helped me so much this year!

Written by M.A. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Very nice and very helpful, I wish I would have done this sooner!

Written by C.O. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Excellent therapist. Very knowledgeable

Written by L.I. on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sara has played such an integral role in my life in helping me grow as a person and the betterment of my mental health. She is always incredibly supportive and knowledgeable to help guide me in the ways to expand my practices of self care and healing journey.

Written by A.D. on Feb 28, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Sara is truly amazing her help has such a godsend without her help I'm not sure what or where I'd be now she has truly helped me to understand my condition and what comes with it and has helped me to find ways to cope with it thank you Sara

Written by M.I. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This is definitely a therapist worth sticking to.

Written by A.L. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and eating disorders

I have tried therapy numerous times in many years. Sara is the first to suggest new ideas to me and helps me feel proud of the small accomplishments. I was sure I had tried it all before meeting her, but she has shown me multiple new things and I feel that I finally have hope.

Written by K.A. on Sep 19, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Sara is amazing!! She’s truly helped strengthen my marriage!

Written by J.U. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Very knowledgeable!

Written by S.O. on Jul 27, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I've been with Sara about 2 months now, and she is honestly incredible.
Not only is she discussing my issues with me, listening to my worries, and helping me find ways to fix them; she is also a great laugh, always ready to make you smile and has a smoothie for every situation.

I am so grateful for everything she's doing to help me. Thanks Sara, you're a legend!

Written by R.I. on Jul 11, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

She does a great job and while we have had some technical difficulties, she has adapted and helped me out tremendously through a difficult time.

Written by J.O. on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She was a very good counsellor. Always ready to listen

Written by L.I. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She's very nice and listens to whatever problems and concerns about my own personal stuff. She's also very open about topics I enjoy to talk about and the past few times on calls we start talking about the most random stuff! I love having her and I'm glad I finally got myself help for my own problems

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