Sara Nielsen

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I am an LPC (licensed practicing counselor) in the State of Missouri and have been practicing for over 10 years. I have about 20 years of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, self-esteem, OCD, ADHD and many other concerns. I have worked in a wide variety of settings, including residential treatment, inpatient hospitalization, correctional settings, outpatient and online format as well. I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma, have relationship issues with food, eating disorders and those who identify as LGBTQ. This is a safe space!

My counseling style is collaborative, interactive and guided by your needs. This is a safe space, where you will not find judgment. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, acceptance commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness based, strengths based and other styles of counseling. I will tailor to your needs and expressed wishes; we will together to determine your therapeutic needs.

I recognize the difficulty of seeking help and of creating change; I am here to help you every step of the way! I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2008025315 (Expires: 2021-06-01)

LCPC #2756 (Expires: 2021-09-01)


Reviews

Written by D.R. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sara has been great. Very helpful to have her compassionate and listening ear to what I'm going through.

Written by B.A. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Sara has been extremely helpful and easy to work with over the past 4 months. Felt it was very easy to open up to her and work through things. She has given me many strategies to succeed and ways to manage my problems. While counselors aren't one size fits all, I would recommend Sara without hesitation to everybody who asks about therapy.

Written by S.T. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I receive very informative information weekly! We have only had two sessions but I have a feeling of warmth and security which doesn’t happen often! I can’t wait to continue working with Sara and what she can help me with!

Written by S.T. on Oct 28, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks

She is super supportive and awesome!

Written by J.O. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really enjoy my sessions with Sara and often find myself looking forward to the next week’s. Sara is kind and thoughtful. I feel heard and comfortable to talk about anything.

Written by H.E. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sara is super understanding! She listens and offers great advice. She’s also into stones and essential oils, which I’m into. It’s awesome to talk to someone with the same interests as me. She just gets it! Sara is amazing! I wish we could be friends but I understand that’s against the rules and she could lose her license. She’s just so cool!

Written by T.R. on Aug 31, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and adhd

Sara is great. She listens and offers advice that is realistic. I felt comfortable almost immediately talking to her

Written by C.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Sara was so incredibly supportive, and some days the most down to earth / best person to talk to. She gave me amazing advice, and truly was so motivating in all the ways I didn’t even realize I needed. If I could have continued to work with her (boo moving) I would have in a heartbeat.

Written by J.U. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Sara was nice and addressed my concerns.

Written by K.A. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great. Timely, understanding, offers a variety of coping skills.

Written by S.A. on Feb 07, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you so much for all your support. It’s nice to have a place to work out all the thoughts going on in my head without judgment or feeling forced to process all at once.

Written by C.H. on Jan 29, 2020 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Sara is really easy to talk to and understanding! As someone who has been pretty nervous in therapy in the past, I'm very glad that I was matched with her. I feel like she's already been helping me a lot. It's nice to know there's someone who cares about your perspective and truly gets it.

Written by N.A. on Dec 04, 2019 after counseling with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

She has been very helpful to me and I am very grateful for that !