Hi! My name is Sarah, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I've been working in the field for about 5 years and I have spent a majority of that time working in agencies that help individuals affected by family and/or relationship violence. Due to this experience, I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who are trying to break out of unhealthy patterns to give themselves a better future. I believe we learn these unhealthy patterns in our childhood and you can expect me to be inquisitive about your life growing up and how that may have shaped who you are today. Along with working in agencies, I have also worked in private practice and hospital settings. This means that I am comfortable working with a broad range of mental health issues that may or may not also require medication. I am very comfortable working with individuals who may have a history of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, family conflict, relationship issues, family/relationship violence and sexual assault.
A little bit about me: I come from a family of immigrants. My parents immigrated to the United States when I was a toddler, so I consider myself a Texan with a deep appreciation for diversity and the immigrant can-do spirit. My father was very vocal about how education literally lifted him up out of a cycle of poverty, so I have always been keen on learning and expanding my wealth of knowledge. He also taught me the value of empathy, kindness, connecting with others on a deeper level. My father was intentional about raising me to value humanity and I am very sure that my "helper" spirit was encouraged and grown under his guidance. I love what I do, and I consider it a huge privilege and honor that others trust me with their personal story.
My therapy style is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) but I tend to borrow key techniques from other theories of counseling in order to tailor my approach to each individual. I believe that my role is to help facilitate the conversation you need to have with yourself, and perhaps help you find a new perspective on your issues. I do not and will not ever tell you what to do, but I can try and help you figure out what you need to do in order to be happier and healthier. Therapy can be scary, and I often see individuals being so hard on themselves for "failing;” however, I like to remind my clients that we are a product of our environment. The key is to figure out how to evolve and grow in the direction you need. If you are seeking therapy and willing to do the hard work of growing, you are already more than halfway there! I look forward to meeting you and getting to know how I can best help you on your journey.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
LPC #76601 (Expires: 2020-04-30)
Sarah is has been my voice of reason through a major transition in my life. Her clear thinking and probing questions have helped me navigate difficult terrain in my life.
Sarah is fantastic. I always feel better after we talk. She is so supportive and listens so well.
I enjoy speaking with Sarah she allows me to openly communicate anything I am going through.
Sarah is extremely supportive and attentive and is always good about staying in contact and responding to messages quickly. She’s very helpful and understanding.