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Sara Zahlen, LCSW, LICSW

Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

Hi! My name is Sara and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 20 years of experience in the field. I am licensed to practice in both Florida and West Virginia. I provide clinical supervision for those seeking licensure in the Social Work profession. I specialize in relationship issues, intimate partner violence and domestic violence, as well as anger management. I can work with both those who use and experience violence in their relationships. I offer classes addressing anger related issues and how to improve effective communication in relationships. I practice from a strengths perspective and trauma informed approach with the use of evidenced based treatments. I graduated with my Master’s Degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, FL in 2005. I have experience working with adolescents, Veterans, women specific care, couples, and those dealing with end-of-life related issues for those who are terminally ill and their caregivers. I am also skilled in providing services for those experiencing depression and anxiety disorders. I currently coordinate an intimate partner violence program. I am the mom of one son and who loves to play sports, so that keeps us very active in the community. I enjoy reading in my spare time, gardening and doing home improvement projects. I'm easy going, have a good sense of humor, and use a person-first centered approach. I like the client to identify and set their goals allowing me to guide them through the process to make those goals a reality. I look forward to working with you and providing guidance in your personal growth and journey.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Intimacy Parenting issues Anger management

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues, Workplace issues

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

Services offered

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License information


WV LICSW DP00946468


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

Sara is great. She’s relatable and easy to talk to. She offers great insights and gives you the tools to adapt.

Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

What an amazing person Sara is! The way she was able to talk with me through the struggles I was going through, and how she can turn the negative feelings into positives moving forward was phenomenal. I appreciate everything Sara has done!

Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Im working through the most difficult time in my life. I’m very thankful to have someone like Sarah helping me.

Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd