Hello! My name is Sarah. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina. My license was previously referred to as an LPC but has recently been changed statewide to an LCMHC. (Definitely more of a mouthful!) After seeing a therapist for myself back in the 1990s, I realized how utterly beneficial it was to be able to speak openly with an objective listener who knew how to be empathic! For about 10 years, I dabbled in searching for a true career. I then decided that I would like to be a counselor and provide the comfort and relief to others the way that my first therapist did for me.
I have been a practicing psychotherapist since 2012, and I have treated mostly individual adults and sometimes couples. I have helped people deal with depression, stress and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, relationship struggles, and life transition struggles. I utilize a mixture of Client-Focused Therapy, CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Grief Therapy, and Couples Therapy when I'm treating my clients. I customize these therapies depending on each client's needs. Here is my firm belief of my purpose as a therapist: Everyone can benefit in some way from talking to an objective listener. I have always believed and experienced that. I’m surprised sometimes when I realize that some of my clients have never been able to express their concerns or even their excitement to friends and family without being criticized, laughed at, or invalidated. That’s such a shame, because every person deserves to be heard and respected for what he or she has to say. I strive to be a non-judgmental ear and to guide my clients toward discovering their innate abilities to improve tough life situations.
I look forward to our work together!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
I also have experience in LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
LPC #9081 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Sarah has a very encouraging and calm openness about her that makes me feel like I am arriving at conclusions on my own, but I know she is guiding me a lot of the way.
I immediately bonded with Sarah! She is warm, bright and readily willing to listen and I Feel that I can run anything past her without a sense of judgement which makes me feel wholly comfortable being open and honest with her. I’ve only had a few sessions with Sarah so far, but I’ve already grown so much and she has been able to help me identify my fears and issues and begin learning how to tackle them. Sarah has been such a blessing to me already and I highly recommend her!