Sarah Brekke-Velazquez

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi! Welcome to Better Help. Congratulations on taking one of the first steps in your healing journey! My name is Sarah Brekke-Velazquez and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. I graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 and have over 8 years of counseling experience.
I believe in healing ourselves and each other as the first step toward healing our planet. My intention as a therapist is to guide people toward empowerment and healing in order to live their fullest and most joyful lives possible. I believe that we all have this capacity within us, and therapy can help us to move through our past trauma, oppressive social conditioning, anxieties and other stresses to be our best selves.
I specialize in working with people impacted by trauma and family stress and have done extensive work with youth and families. I believe in tailoring interventions to meet each person's specific needs and goals. My work is grounded in mindfulness and somatic awareness, with an emphasis on creating a safe and accepting therapeutic relationship.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Codependency , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video