I want to begin by saying congrats on taking the step to sign up or just look at therapist options with BetterHelp. It does take courage and commitment to recognize things you are struggling with, and you should be proud of yourself for taking this step (even if you feel like you have nothing to be proud of yet).
My name is Sarah Martin, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California with over five years of experience working as a social worker and therapist. I have worked with people of all different ages and from a variety of different cultural, ethnic, sexual, and religious backgrounds. A large part of my work has been with individuals and families who have experienced trauma; I believe that acknowledging and starting to understand how trauma affects us is a foundation for our sense of self, as well as a stepping stone toward change. Additional areas of experience include anxiety/stress, depression, mood disorders, and coping with change.
Whatever you may be struggling with, my primary goal is for you to feel safe, heard, and empowered. Sometimes therapy can be exciting and enlightening, and sometimes it can be hard and feel like work, but in both cases it works best when you feel comfortable and safe. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 102543
Sarah is amazing and so kind and helpful. Recommend 100%
Written on Aug 06, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sarah is wonderful and extremely supportive.
I had never seen a therapist before and did not know what to expect. Sarah let me know on the first meeting how sessions usually work.
I have been seeing Sarah since January 2022. She has played such a detrimental role in my mental health journey.
She is a wonderful listener! I have never felt judged around her. She is also very flexible and accommodating.
I highly recommend Sarah!
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes