Welcome, I am glad you are here.
I hope to provide the support you need on your life adventure. At times adventures can offer challenges that can become overwhelming and seem impossible to manage alone. Together we can figure out what you need to manage life's challenges and achieve your goals. My approach to counseling is Person Centered. Which means I listen to you with empathy and concern in a non judgmental environment. Together we can develop a plan to help you navigate through the challenges in your life.
I began my career as a nurse and continue to work at the local hospital in Hospice care. I received a Masters in Counseling from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004. Since obtaining my counseling license I have worked in both counseling and nursing roles. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings with all age groups. I have worked in healthcare for over 25 years. I understand and appreciate the complexities related to both mental and physical health. I believe healing takes place in the mind, body and soul.
Therapeutic approaches I have interest in and currently exploring: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and increasing my knowledge of mindfulness and meditation practices.
I live in Durango Colorado with my significant other and our dog Lucy. In my free time you will find me spending time outdoors exploring this amazing countryside, trying to get to a yoga class or relaxing at home with music and the company of my loved ones. I also enjoy expanding my knowledge base on areas of health, the mind and the human condition.
I look forward to providing you an open and welcoming space where you can be your authentic self.
Sarah, (She, Her and Hers)
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy
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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarah Skibsted. 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 really challenges me to think about things in new and helpful ways, while also being gentle and caring. I appreciate her expertise and perspective.
Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem
Very helpful during such a dark time in my life. I’m very thankful for her advice.
Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Sarah not only is a phenomenal listener, but she asks all the right questions to really help you get to the core of the issue.
Written on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Sarah has been absolutely wonderful. She does a great job of making me feel comfortable with what I am sharing and what I am feeling. I have tried seeking help like this before and find that I can talk to her much easier than in previous experiences. Every session I leave feeling so glad that I am taking this step. I am very grateful to have been paired with her.
Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Sarah is great at her job and I always feel heard and seen when meeting with her. I’ve made progress for the first time with her as my counselor!
Written on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and compassion fatigue
Sarah is kind, validating, and thoughtful. She genuinely wants to help you in the best way YOU need.
Written on Aug 18, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd