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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #8892-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Sarah is someone I could be friends with. This makes it easier to talk to her and laugh while I'm crying, because sometimes I need that. I end up all over the place, and she just follows right along.
Sarah is amazing
Sarah is knowledgeable and skilled, highly understanding and I cannot recommend her enough. Since beginning counseling with her I have gained much healthier and happier ways of thinking and acting.
My counselor is a Saint.
Sarah is great! I look forward to our weekly sessions and feel comfortable talking with her about everything that’s going on in my life. She gives me good advice and really listens to what I have to say. I always leave our sessions feeling encouraged, heard, and valued.
Sarah is just amazing at her job. It feels like speaking to my wise friend rather than awkward therapy.
I work through a lot of issues myself by writing them out, but I appreciate Sarah being a sounding board and another voice of reason. I appreciate the resources that she has recommended. It's nice knowing there is someone there.
I love my sessions with Sarah.
I feel like I’m quite normal and reasonable after our conversations and have a strong take away that I can apply and practice.
Sarah helps me catch myself and bring perspectives that I don’t see on my own - especially when I am in a funk.
I would also like to add that I am an Asian American woman in her 20s - and I know how hard it is to find a therapist who can understand a different culture upbringing.
Sarah is wonderful! She listens intently and is very supportive. She makes you feel comfortable and is very approachable. I feel like I'm talking and joking with a friend ;all while conquering big issues and working on self improvement. I didnt realize that this could be such a positive experience until I started working with her. Thanks Sarah!
I have really enjoyed my sessions with Sarah. I always feel better afterwards, and feel that she is truly listening, supportive, and offering applicable tips. I am super glad BetterHelp paired me with her, and would recommend her highly.
Sarah has been a Godsend. We worked briefly and then took a break (my choosing) and she was supportive from day one about my goals. She always provided a very scientific and straight forward method on how to achieve them. Now that I have resumed my treatment as the result of a recent traumatic experience, it was like not a day was ever missed. Sarah made it very easy to pick up where we left off and focus directly on the current reason that brought me back to Better Help.
Sarah cares about me as a person, not just a patient, and I think that that’s unmatched with other professionals.
I have worked with Sarah Hey through one of the most challenging times of my life and her continual support and openness has really helped me weather the storm. Highly recommended as a proficient guide in mental health strategies. Thank you to Sarah and BetterHelp for assisting me during this difficult time!
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.
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!