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Sarah Roe, LCSW

Addictions Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience in the Behavioral Health field. Over the years I have worked in many different settings ranging from Community Mental Health centers to private practice. I have worked with a wide variety of client populations and issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, codependency, addictions, abuse/trauma, anger management, stress management and many others. I am trained in best practice models including CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and Wellness Management and Recovery to name a few. However, no matter how well trained and experienced I am, it means nothing if I am unable to empathically connect with my clients. This begins by recognizing and honoring the courage it takes to enter therapy and "bare your soul" to a complete stranger. I am naturally empathic and genuinely interested in others which I use to foster an environment in which my clients feel safe, understood and accepted. As a therapist I adhere to certain guiding principles such as the following: Each client is doing the best they know how. The problem is not that there is something wrong with them - it is that they simply are not aware of more effective ways to navigate life's issues or they lack the skills needed to do so; What is effective for one person, is not necessarily effective for another; Each person's solution lies within them and it is my responsibility to help them find it; and none of us received a "How to live life" handbook - Life is hard and messy and this means that none of us have all the answers including me! And so I view therapy in many ways as a collaborative process in which we work together to find the best ways forward. I don't see myself so much as an "expert", but rather as a guide imbued with knowledge and skills that can help a client find their own path to healing, health and recovery.

Professional experience

30yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

NC LCSW C003486


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarah Roe. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Sarah listens to my concerns and regularly challenges my negative thinking. She's been helpful in discovering the underlying causes for a lot of my negative habits and behaviors.

Written on Dec 31, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Sarah has helped me to understand and navigate my various traumas in a way that’s respectful and powerful. She empowers me to take control and offers clear solutions in helping myself. She’s been incredible and I value her tremendously.

Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sarah Roe is understanding, a great listener, and someone i truly look forward to learning from every week. I’ve been seeing sarah about my mental health for over a month now and I feel I have gone through some major mile stones and realizations through her therapy. I’ve seen other therapists in the past for years, and in less than a month she has helped me move past situations and try new things. Would highly recommend!

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I haven't been working with her long but she seems to be recognizing points of interest and is helping to guide me into areas of focus. I feel she will be a huge benefit in steering my life into a more positive future.

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Sarah is a very perceptive and thorough therapist. I like how she draws connections and sees trends in our conversations. She's given me lots to think about and recognized areas to bring peace to my life that I didn't recognize myself.

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Sarah definitely understands relationship issues and tells you the things that are hard to hear but need to be heard. I appreciate the honesty and bluntness

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue