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Sarah Hire, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been working in the field of community mental health in Chicago for the past 8 years. I received my B.S.W from Northeastern Illinois University in 2008 and went on to complete my Masters in Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 with a concentration in Community Health and Urban Development. Some of my areas of focus are dual diagnosis treatment, general anxiety disorders and depression as well as trauma and PTSD.

In addition I have a great deal knowledge in regards to LGBTQ issues across the life span as well as gender dysphoria and gender identity issues. My approach is one of compassion and acceptance. I believe it is important to focus on helping people explore what it means to live and happy an authentic life. I have been trained in both Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy but will of course tailor your treatment to meet your own personal needs.

Taking the first step towards improving your mental health and overall well being can be very difficult. If you are ready to take that first step I am here to offer you the support you need.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Abandonment, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149015214


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

Great therapist

Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning lgbt

Sarah’s insightful guidance has helped me tremendously. She is patient and gives me clarity in difficult situations.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Quinn (Sarah) is amazing, all around. Better Help is the best mental health care servicd I've ever had.

Written on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I had seen a few different councilors before I found Sarah and betterhealth. I feel heard and supported in a way that was lacking from my past experiences. I would definitely recommend.

Written on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Sarah has helped reassure me that my feelings are valid and that I should trust them. This is hard for me to accept but she is giving me strategies to work on this!

Written on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues

Sarah is approachable helpful and treats you like a human instead of a project. They are the first therapist I have had to actually help quiet my inner critic and offer helpful exercises and mechanisms for dismantling pesky anxiety! I have learned so much and am so much more at peace!

Written on Jan 03, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue