Do you find yourself asking questions like this: Why can't I ever relax? Why do I lack motivation or confidence? Why do I allow myself to be treated badly by my partners? How do I overcome this anger I feel about the injustices I am facing? How can my partner and I learn to resolve arguments without hurting each other?
I work with people regardless of ability, gender identity, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. I am committed to offering culturally conscious therapy, overcoming bias and stigma with a healing justice framework. In addition, I use a strengths based approach to build upon skills clients already have to strengthen coping and resilience to trauma.
Welcome and congratulations on your commitment to health and healing! No matter what leads you to counseling, there is always hope for a better day. Sometimes finding the right therapist is difficult. I'm Sarah and I'm looking forward to meeting you! To tell you a little about myself, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Master's in Social Work at Florida State University and since then I have worked with diverse people for 6 years in a variety of settings. Congratulations for taking the first step! Starting with a new therapist can be uncomfortable, but is well worth the time and energy when you find the right fit. Let me tell you a little about my approach to help you make your decision.
First my goal is to build a supportive relationship, which must include safety, trust and acceptance. I believe that therapy must center on you, your strengths and how you define your own needs. I use a strengths based approach to help you recognize your own resources and supports available to help you achieve your goals. I also like to acknowledge the incredible challenges we face in our world today. Our lives are changing so quickly that it can be difficult to know what the future may hold. I am happy to help you stay resourced and grounded to find the path and coping skills that work best for you. Also know that I am open to working with anyone regardless of race or ethnicity, religious beliefs, politics, ability, career related issues, sexual orientation or gender identity.
My experience includes working with adults who may be facing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, discrimination, substance abuse, relationship issues, codependency, LGBT related concerns and trauma. My approaches include motivational interviewing, mindfulness therapy, reality therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. In therapy, I always ask how we can build on the strengths to adapt to the circumstances at hand, while identifying barriers that keep you from achieving your goals. Online therapy offers great options for accessibility. I'm willing to offer multiple modalities, but I also work best if we can have live sessions, either through Phone or Video. I believe you will get more out of therapy that way rather than through messaging alone. Anyone can benefit from this type of therapy and we can work at many levels to see you through to reaching your goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Dissociation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #sw17203 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Sarah is patient, thoughtful and generous with her knowledge. I have felt supported and encouraged in making progress toward my coals, and her kindness and candor gently pushed me forward. I'm grateful to have been connected with her through Betterhelp.
Sarah is very easy to talk to. If I had more time I’d say more. But she’s been lovely.
She is an awesome counselor who truly listens to me and gives me a great advice that honestly changes the way I think. She has compassion and truly cares and I'm so glad she is my counselor and first time talking to a counselor ever and I am so happy I got to connect with her. Thank You Sarah Tso.
She is wonderful, helpful and a great resource.
Sarah is a kind, patient and caring counselor who bring a calm and focused presence to her therapy sessions. I have gained very specific insights based on her ability to hear what I am dealing with and presents sound concepts that I can understand and implement in my daily life. Sarah reflects a strong sense of caring without pressing me into a specific way of thinking. I highly recommend Sarah for anyone who is searching to gain understanding and continued improvement in their emotional, as well as, psychological well-being.
Sarah is a fantastic counselor. I am both grateful for her and my experience with Betterhelp. As a gay man, I have felt safe, seen, heard, and supported. I would highly recommend Sarah as a counselor. She has helped me get my YASS back;)
she’s friendly and professional
Sarah is an awesome therapist. She is really helping me, and I feel better after our sessions.
Very nice and heartwarming person that calmed me down and gave good advice.
Sarah is a great therapist. I fully recommend her services.
Sarah is amazing and offers a very intelligent, unbiased perspective. She's helped me cope with several traumas related to my sister's death. I highly recommend her to anyone!
Sarah has been my counselor for 3 months. She helped me navigate a difficult transitionary period which was greatly aided by her counseling. She is receptive to understanding my problems and addresses them in past, present, and future contexts. I understand myself better and am able to identify realistic and healthy objectives to pursue. Personally, she is warm, intelligent, and easy to confide it. I recommend Sarah!
Kind, responsive - Sarah helps me work on my goals and suggests helpful tools to work with. From meditations to worksheets, to book suggestions, I enjoy this type of "homework".
Sarah is a very kind person who truly puts you first. She cares and checks up on her clients to make sure they’re well, also shes a great listener and it’s always a pleasure when I get a chance to talk with her and listen to her advice. She truly knows what she’s talking about
very kind and welcoming! Would recommend :)
Sarah has helped me with so much in such a short amount of time. It's not easy but I feel better and better everyday!