About Me

Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am a clinical social worker licensed in Wisconsin. I have over four years of clinical counseling experience working in a community clinic and private Christian counseling office, in addition to two years of graduate internships at UW Hospital and VA Hospital in Madison. I have worked with adults experiencing many distressing symptoms including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief, relationship issues, parenting concerns, life transition challenges, ADHD, LGBTQ specific concerns, and alcohol and drug use.

I am a respectful, strengths-based, client centered therapist. I strongly believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives. It is my goal to be a guide during a time when they may be overwhelmed with stressors or challenging symptoms. Together we will combine your personal strengths with tools from various therapies (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy) to create a treatment plan that is specific to your therapy goals. Before successful completion of therapy, you will have a positive action plan in place for responding to future stressors.

Because a healthy work and family life balance is important for everyone, I "practice what I preach". I respond to messages left for me on this platform every Monday thru Friday business day until 2 p.m. Many of my clients have found it helpful to send a message in the evening or on Sunday, and I always respond to those messages first thing in the workday morning. I am also available to do live video or phone sessions between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m each business day.

Finally, because online counseling is still a somewhat newer technology for many people, I want to always be clear and transparent about limitations to the platform. I am unable to write letters for clients to the courts, lawyers, or medical professionals. I can, however, talk with you about ways to advocate for yourself through these systems from the perspective of a therapist.

YOU have taken a positive, first step in creating positive change in your life. Together we can take the next steps toward helping your reach your goal.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #8892-123 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Aug 20, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I wasn’t 100% sold with the idea of on-demand app based counseling. But I tried my 7 days and found Sarah and honestly, couldn’t be happier. She understands the delicate situations I’m dealing with and always forms an objective opinion and provides a number of methods to work through my anxiety. In the short time we’ve worked together I am already seeing results and excited for the future.

Written by M.E. on Jul 28, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have come a long way since joining BetterHelp thanks to Sarah. She thoroughly listens to me (even when I’m talking in circles for ten minutes) and picks up on thoughts that I don’t even realize I have. She pushes and encourages me to think critically about myself and how I can improve, which is exactly what I am on here to do.

Written by S.A. on Jun 30, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 4 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

The most amazing, funny, compassionate and best counselor I have ever had. She gives me great advice and ways to become the most full woman I can be. Just really love and appreciate her.

Written by S.U. on May 05, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Sarah is absolutely incredible. She is engaged during the time we spend together, and is so knowledgeable with sources and different perspectives. I’ve worked with a handful of counselors, and none have matched to the level of comfort I immediately felt with Sarah. In addition, she’s encouraged me and helped me grow in my thoughts and actions - while also being honest and leveling with me. I’m so grateful for her!