Sarah Focken

LISW, LMHP

About Me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, licensed in the state of Ohio and Nebraska. I am an Army Veteran and have been practicing social work since 2014. I have been providing mental health interventions since 2017. I have practiced in many diverse settings ranging from in-home family brief intervention, intensive out-patient substance use, outpatient group therapy and inpatient psychiatric settings. My focus is primarily with women, post-partum and family systems. I have worked with clients on a spectrum of concerns including anxiety, relationship issues, communication issues, depression, family issues, anger, parenting issues, and adjustment issues.
My therapy style is both supportive and confrontational. I thoroughly believe in establishing a good rapport with each client and individualizing interventions and communication style. I believe that every person has a story to tell and that each persons' reality should be validated. I work diligently with clients to challenge their thinking and increase mental growth. I believe each client should be able to speak openly without judgment and I respect each of my clients and their boundaries. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, and motivational interviewing. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in guiding the client in healing on their own terms.
It can be a challenge to find the right therapist for your needs. It takes courage to come forward and begin to speak out loud about your deepest thoughts and feelings. I look forward to getting to know the real you and working to identify an approach that will work to best help you find your inner calm.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
Also experienced in:
Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #I.2103123 (Expires: 2023-10-01)

LMHP #5675 (Expires: 2022-09-01)


Reviews

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

Written by A.I. on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Sarah listens without judgment and makes you feel comfortable sharing with her, like talking to a friend.

Written by M.I. on Apr 27, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

she's amazing and I am glad to find out about this app

Written by M.A. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and parenting issues

Sarah listens well an gently questions/challenges me to take a hard look at some aspects of my life and what I can do to make positive changes.

Written by K.A. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I've been working with Sarah for a few months now and this is the best experience I've ever had with a therapist! She is patient, personable, and kind. I greatly appreciate her communication and all the options that are provided through Better Help. Sarah has been instrumental in supporting me and challenging me during these few months. I'm incredibly grateful.

Written by K.E. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She's lovely.

Written by B.R. on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

I was really nervous about going into this program. After the first session I felt very at ease communicating with Sarah.

Written by M.I. on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

She understands why I am here and provides insight as to my standpoint and others around me. She asks penetrating and thoughtful questions that make me think. This has definitely given me hope to get over and better cope with my anger issues.

Written by J.U. on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, and relationship issues

Sarah is someone who is absolutely real with you but so encouraging and fun. She is very professional and goal oriented to get you to better place. I have had a few counselors that didn’t work out in my life and am so happy to have found Sarah. Thank you Sarah for helping me get my life back from anxiety!

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