I am Sara Singleton. I am a clinically licensed bilingual (English/Spanish) social worker licensed in the state of Illinois and Wisconsin. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service in New York City, where I am from. I have over 14 years experience in various parts of the field of social work: Child welfare advocacy, substance use disorders, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, sexual assault response advocacy and hospice/grief counseling. I have worked within a variety of settings with diverse individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, educational and other diversified backgrounds, including LGBTQ. In my work as a clinician, I ensure my clients are free from judgement in a safe environment in which they can safely process their feelings while I help to guide them on their journey to healing and/or helping them reach their goals. My focal point is ALWAYS meeting my clients where they are at in life and not where I would like them to be as this is their journey not mine. I utilize a variety of combine clinical approaches that are individualized to each client's needs, all treatment plans are developed together and with the approval of the clients I work.
If you are ready to take the next step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to beginning our work together soon!
With care and attention to all that matters to you,
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149.022169
WI LCSW 9662-123
Sara has been very helpful and supportive.
Written on Sep 17, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts
Absolutely love Sara! She’s very helpful when it comes to navigating stressful situations and family differences. Love looking forward to her sessions
Written on Aug 27, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Sara has always listened well and she has really good ideas to help.
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Sara is a joy to speak with and has a lovely sense of humor. She always made me feel comfortable and she tried to work around my schedule and work with the technical issues I had. I appreciate what she has done for me and while it is not the approach to therapy I think will best benefit me, she is the one who helped me realize that. I would highly suggest her for her personality and experience.
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd
My therapist has been a tremendous help in keeping me focused and calm in a very busy period in my life. Strongly recommended!
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Sara for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd