Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida with 6 years of clinical experience. I have worked with children, adults, families, and couples in various treatment settings. I am open to working with both men and women, young, middle age and older adults, and people of all gender, race, and sexual orientations. My areas of specialization and interest include juvenile justice, parent-child relationship challenges, managing anxiety and depression, life transitions, family stressors, self-worth, and trauma.
My counseling style is warm and approachable. I believe in treating everyone with integrity and compassion. My therapeutic background includes but is not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, mindfulness and empowerment, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and trauma informed practices. I am trained in trust based relational interventions (TBRI) and I am a nationally certified Functional Family Therapist (FFT).
I will meet you where you are at on your journey and use your natural strengths to guide your therapeutic process. There may be times of discomfort, joy, sadness, excitement, setbacks, breakthroughs, and everything in between- this is where growth happens. And I truly believe each person is capable of success- whatever that may look like for you.
I would be honored to encourage and support you along the way!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
FL LMHC MH20053
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Sara is great. She listens well and is able to make sense of what I talk with her about. Sometimes I can be all over the place with a million different emotions… so it is a skill to get me to focus and work through it. She gives different tools or exercises to help me deal with my stuff. I like that she can pull out recurring trends and she points them out to me, so I can see why or what leads me to the way I’m feeling. 100% recommend Sara and BetterHelp.
Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Things would be a lot different without Sara right now. I’m so grateful for her openness and willingness to meet me where I was at. We moved through some deep stuff pretty quickly but I always felt comfortable and safe and I never felt any pressure. I’m so grateful for the work we have done together and her support.
Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is an excellent therapist!
Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Sara is fantastic! She genuinely cares and listens to your needs. Sara keeps track of your progress and is good at asking the right questions to get to the root of the issues. She helped me to work through some serious childhood traumas I didn't know how to heal from on my own. Alongside Sara's advice from the sessions, I did the work on my end and have been able to graduate from therapy now. Therapy isn't a forever thing and Sara gave me the tools to overcome my past successfully. I feel more myself finally after 2 years of a rollercoaster of not feeling myself. I highly recommend Sara to anyone! 10/10
Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
Sara is a fantastic therapist. She is an excellent listener and I never feel judged or looked down upon when I open up to her. She creates a comforting space where I feel completely safe. I am grateful I found her!
Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Sara is great, shr has helped me manage my feelings and learn how to set boundaries in the workplace and in my relationships. I really appreciate the time she spent with me and the help she provided.
Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties