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Sarah Smith, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Texas who specializes in helping people cope with childhood trauma and family of origin issues. My work emphasizes the client as the expert of their experiences and uses neurobiology and human development as guideposts. My work is based in Attachment Theory, meaning that our relationships and the ways our needs are met throughout development shape how we engage with the world. I believe in the power of an open and honest therapeutic relationship – my clients come as they are and know that their wants and needs will always be respected.

I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Play Therapy interventions. Play Therapy may seem as if it’s only for children, but it offers the opportunity to process without always having to find the right words. I would be happy to talk with you more about what that could look like. However, I will always be respectful of my client's preferences and invite my clients to give feedback on what they do and do not want to do in therapy. My areas of expertise include abuse, neglect, foster/adopt issues, anger management, behavioral concerns, and family of origin issues including: young adult transitions, boundary setting, communication patterns, negative coping patterns and more.

Searching for the right therapist can be difficult, just starting a huge first step. I would be delighted to work with you and look forward to seeing all that you can accomplish.

Sarah

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Communication Problems, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, Intellectual Disability, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TX LCSW 68479

Reviews

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I’ve been working with Sarah for about a month and I’ve already noticed a big shift in my life. It feels like there’s a breakthrough in every session and I’m excited for continued growth. She provides exactly the help I needed and I’m super grateful I found her!

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning parenting issues

This is my first real experience with a therapist and I am so impressed with Sarah. She’s fully supportive, reassuring, and creates a safe space each session. She offers incredibly helpful feedback and you leave the session feeling refreshed and optimistic. Thank you, Sarah, for all that you do!

Written on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and adhd

She is extremely wise and definitely walking in her calling as a counselor. I am so thankful for this company and her.
With my busy life I am still able to connect and receive therapy with my assigned counselor through my cell phone instead of having to go into an office.

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month

She is compassionate and caring

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Sarah makes me feel extremely comfortable and at ease. it is not easy opening up about certain things but Sarah is clearly empathetic despite being behind a video screen. Her knowledge of and understanding of certain symptoms of mine have been very reassuring.

Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes