Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Life poses many challenges. Learning to face, cope with, and resolve these challenges, when we are ready, can increase our resilience and our ability to relate well with others. We are all unique. Our individual life experiences shape who we are. Sarah is a firm believer that with willingness, hard work and the development and practice of new skills, anyone can improve their quality of life and increase their happiness.
Sarah Robb is an LISW-S (Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor) and an LICDC (Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor). She is a married mother of 2 children and enjoys spending time with her kids and family as much as possible. She also enjoys crafts (cross stitch, crochet and cricut creations, among other things) and also loves her animals (dog, cat, fish and cockatiel) and loves to swim and go boating!
While being considerate of trauma informed care practices, Sarah offers patient guidance and utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy. She employs cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies, motivational interviewing techniques and family systems theory to assist individuals in obtaining their very best quality of life.
Currently, I am offering TEXT/MESSAGE based counseling ONLY and do not offer live video or phone call sessions.
This is purely due to my limited availability at this time.
Sarah has experience supporting individuals and groups. She has worked as a mental health case manager, director of residential group homes for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and as a manager of two residential treatment facilities providing intensive treatment for addiction. Sarah has counseled adults with dual diagnosis seeking help for addiction and mental health treatment.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Addiction/Recovery and Co-Occurring Disorders (Addiction and Mental Health, SAMI; substance abuse mental illness)
SPMI (Severe and Persistent Mental Illness)
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma & Self-Esteem building
Phase-of-Life Changes (such as Grief or Loss)
Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work, Bowling Green State University
Master of Science degree in Social Work, The University of Akron (MSW)
LISW-S (Licensed Independent Social Worker, Supervisor)
LICDC (Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor)
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.1201186-SUPV
I have genuinely enjoyed having Sarah as my therapist! She has made my therapy experience wonderful and I very much look forward to our conversations.
Written on Jul 18, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sarah has been very open with her availability and boundaries she has prior to taking on working with me. I think she has been very good at maintaining those parameters, while listening, responding, and having good incite that has helped me in the last few months using your service. I am very happy with her.
Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Sarah has been excellent with helping me work through some major life changing situations, daily anxieties, and teaching me how to be a better person in general! I would definitely recommend Sarah! She listens to understand, replies quickly, and has amazing resources to help with any situation! In just the short 3 weeks Ive been working with Sarah I have become more confident, calmer, and understanding of the life situations Ive been going through over the last 9 months, and it feels so good to not be doing it on my own anymore!
Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes
Sarah is amazing. I am truly thankful to have been able to talk with her over the past few months. She has always listened with no judgment, and has provided scientifically sound advice when applicable. Not only that, she’s an amazingly kind human who truly cares about those she works with. 11/10, highly recommend.
Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd
She is really nice person .
Written on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem
I’ve been meeting with Sarah for months and every week she helps me and sort through my feelings and challenges. I recommend her 100%.
Written on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd