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Sarah Touvell, LISW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello, I am Sarah Touvell, LISW-S. I received my Bachelors and Master in Social work at Ohio State University and currently live in Columbus, OH. I have been a social worker for 8 years and doing individual therapy for 3 years. I am use the following interventions in my practice CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, CPT, Motivational Interviewing , Narrative Therapy and Strengths Based Therapy. I use an eclectic style of therapy which helps each meet each individual's needs and goals.

I have experience working with a variety of people that present with a wide range of concerns. My primary focus for individual therapy for the past 3 years has been working with people in the LGBTQ community; including working with people with the following needs letters for gender affirming surgery, processing HIV diagnosis, gender identity, and non-monogamy. I also specialize in working with those that have a history of abusive partnerships and/or childhood trauma.

Your mental health is an integral part of overall your health and everyone has a right to quality health care services. Therapy can be hard work, and I would love to help you in this journey to healing.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Body image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

OH LISW I.2102579-SUPV


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarah Touvell. 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 Touvell does a great job of helping me. She’s able to ask the right questions for me to view things more positively and I really like the worksheets she has sent me to recognize patterns in my own thinking.

Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sarah is amazing! Definitely the best therapist I have had so far. She’s extremely kind and easy to talk to. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants someone to talk to and also make active plans to work through stress and anxiety. I also appreciate her support of lgbtq+ individuals and non traditional relationships.

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd