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Sara Rayes, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I completed my Masters of Social Work at Wayne State University. I am a fully licensed clinical social worker. I have been working with individuals, couples and families since 2018. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but have experience with other therapy styles as well. I have worked with people who experience MDD, GAD, BPD, ADHD, PTSD, DMDD and symptoms that may not meet full diagnostic criteria but are still looking for therapy.

I aim to provide client-led, strengths-based services. I want you to feel welcomed, comfortable and in charge of your mental health. I can provide structured sessions with home-work to complete between sessions or more relaxed and flexible appointments that do not follow a set agenda. Your health and safety is my number one concern.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Professional experience

4yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

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

License information

MI LMSW 6801108631


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sara Rayes. 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.

Dr. Sarah has been wonderful to talk to and help work with me on my anxiety issues and also with Familia problems. I also have confidence in myself and knowing when I need to reach out to her or my support people and I never felt that before and she helped me see it's okay to do that. She also gives great perspectives on different angles to problems that I wouldn't have thought of.

Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

She is wonderful. She is adept at actively listening and working with me to achieve my goals and meet my needs.

Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sara has been great in consistently supporting me and helping me better myself in ways I understand!

Written on Feb 03, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is super sweet and amazing! So lucky to have her as a therapist!

Written on Jan 30, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

Sara has been so much help since the first session I had with her. She’s kind, funny, and smart. She really knows how to uplift and heal you. Everyone needs someone like her in their life. Truly an amazing person!

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Going great so far

Written on Nov 22, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd