Sarah earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Georgia. She immediately pursued her Master of Social Work from The University of Alabama with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health. During her schooling, Sarah was chosen to participate in the prestigious Washington, DC Internship Program where she spent an entire semester working at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Sarah’s upbringing to believe in the inherent worth of others was emboldened by her experience in DC. Her passion for advocacy, policy and reform, and service to underserved or disregarded populations took root.
Since graduating and entering the field in 2006, Sarah has gathered broad social work experience. She has served foster children diagnosed with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, seniors in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, provided hospice and bereavement services, as well as general private practice. Extensive work in the hospital setting with transplant patients, pediatric patients, patients in severe medical crisis due to addiction or mental health illness, patients with chronic illness and victims of trauma has allowed Sarah to find significant interest in the correlation between one’s physical health and mental health.
Sarah’s approach to counseling is eclectic and based upon a person’s individual need. She primarily draws upon strengths-based theory, systems theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused or brief therapy, and psychoeducation. As part of her treatment approach, Sarah believes in ‘meeting the client where they are’ as a starting point to help them maneuver through life’s transitions in a rewarding and meaningful way. Sarah is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those whom she serves.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
LISW #8814 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
I found my time with her super helpful. She’s easy to talk to and really kind, thankful that I was paired with her.
I'm so glad I was paired with Sarah. She's both compassionate and practical at the same time. She is a great listener and I feel like I can be totally honest with her. Even with the things that I might be embarrassed to tell someone else. She's also great at giving me a gentle but firm push in the direction that will ultimately help me get to a better mental place.