Sarah Brinkley

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About Me

Congratulations on taking the leap and exploring what it might be like to work with a counselor. Here's a little about me: I love helping women and men sort through their confusing, messy, and overwhelming thoughts and feelings to find clarity and direction for the next phase in their life. My goal is not to diagnose but to help you clear things up and give you the support you need to move forward with life. My counseling style is casual and friendly; think coffee-with-a-friend, not analyst with a clipboard:) I bring in skills primarily from DBT and ACT with some strategies from Solution-Focuses and CBT thrown in.
I have been a practicing professional counselor for almost five years and am licensed in Wisconsin. I've been married to my husband for almost 22 years and am a mom to three teenagers. We were a foster family for several years which was an incredibly rewarding, difficult, and eye-opening experience which pushed me to pursue my masters in counseling at Lakeland University at age 36. I'm an avid reader, runner and cyclist, and I love food (both cooking and eating!) I learned to swim a few years ago and finished Ironman Wisconsin twice; 2018 & 2019.
A lot of people feel alone and reaching out for help is tough. Please know that there are people out there ready and willing to listen and walk alongside you as you figure out the changes you need to make in order to live your best life.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Anger management , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Divorce and Separation , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video


LPC #7573 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Written by D.E. on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Sarah has transformed my view of therapy with her kindness, empathy, and heartfelt concern. Her wise advice has brought me to a place of peace and continues to make me grow. Anyone connecting with Sarah is very fortunate indeed!

Written by C.A. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel we’ve connected on a whole other level! She’s really easy to talk to! This is my first time trying anything like therapy or counseling and she makes it really easy!

Written by T.A. on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks

Sarah is so helpful. In my eyes she thinks outside the box and offers great ways to see yourself and how to move forward. I would 100% recommend her and Betterhelp to everyone I know.