Greetings! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, in the state of North Carolina. I have been a social worker for 8 years, and have worked with a wide variety of people from different walks of life. I graduated with my Bachelors in Social Work from Western Carolina University in 2014, and my Masters in Social Work from University of New England in 2017. I currently reside in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, with my wife, child, and three dogs.
Life shows up, and when it does, you never have to face it alone. Spending time to build rapport is crucial, as it creates trust and feelings of safety. Most of my experience is working with people who are struggling with substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, and LBGTQ+ issues. I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, and be able to work through life’s challenges without fear of judgment.
I am available during business hours, and have some flexibility with weekends. I am willing to interact with you on any platform that most suites your needs. I do feel that video sessions are most beneficial, in order to get to know one another better. I would be honored to walk with you through your journey of healing.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
NC LCSW C014801
Sarah is open minded, sharp and quick to drill down on the complete scenario, with her expertise. She offers valuable insight as well as self reflection, cognitive and behavioral changes to employ, and stays in touch frequently with advice updates and tips on mental physical and emotional health.
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Sarah is wonderful! She can put pieces of a puzzle together without having been provided a very clear picture from me. I'm grateful for her!
Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Sarah is very professional and I could tell right away she truly was interested in helping me become a better person. She listens and provides insight when I need it. She's always there with an encouraging word when I'm down on myself. I'm so glad I got matched with her!
Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Sarah is very professional, easy to talk to, and insightful. I highly recommend her as a therapist
Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Sarah is very good at helping center me, reframe stressful situations, and has many tools that she shares to help with anxiety and overwelm. She us a great listener and very practical. I enjoy her help and coaching!
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and coaching
So far she’s been very helpful. She’s responsive and has a plan for me to move forward and not feeling stuck. It’s motivating.
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd