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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
Also experienced 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 , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #8892-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

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.

Written by K.A. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Sarah is amazing

Written by A.N. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by W.E. on May 12, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My counselor is a Saint.

Written by S.A. on Apr 05, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.A. on Sep 25, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

Sarah is just amazing at her job. It feels like speaking to my wise friend rather than awkward therapy.

Written by J.E. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

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.

Written by T.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.O. on May 07, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by K.R. on Apr 15, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by M.A. on Apr 09, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 8 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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.

Written by M.E. on Feb 06, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Sarah cares about me as a person, not just a patient, and I think that that’s unmatched with other professionals.

Written by C.O. on Jan 22, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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!

Written by S.A. on Jun 30, 2019 after therapy 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 therapy 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!