I'm a licensed clinical social worker with 12+ years of experience. I've worked with folks going through just about everything, including depression and anxiety, relationship and family problems, grief and loss, substance addiction, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, PTSD, self-harm, suicidality, and intrusive thoughts. I see each person as a unique individual and not just a diagnosis, but also have a strong understanding of known disorders and evidence-based treatments. On the whole, I believe that we all have within us what we need to learn, grow, and change. My job is to help remove barriers and provide encouragement and support.
My style is existential, humanistic, and meaning- focused. I'm here to help you sort out what matters most to you, and live the life you want to live, feeling confident about your choices. I teach coping skills to help with distress, but also focus on communication, boundaries, codependency, attachment and of course, pursuing meaning and purpose in life. Helping people figure out what they want, what they value, and how to pursue that is what I enjoy. Change is hard, and it helps a lot to have an impartial guide, teacher and confidant who can provide encouragement, perspective, insight, validation and feedback.
I believe that the most important aspect of good therapy is a real connection and genuine positive regard. Because of this, my focus is connecting with folks in a real way and seeing the best in them. From there, we work together to make the changes you choose.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Bipolar disorder
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy
LCSW #55519 (Expires: 2021-07-31)
Sarah is fantastic! she's a great listener and really takes the time to think through my issues and come up with a good solution. I always feel much better after our sessions. Thank you!