About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #sw17203 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Sarah for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coaching

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.

Written by Z.U. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Sarah for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Sarah is very easy to talk to. If I had more time I’d say more. But she’s been lovely.

Written by J.E. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with Sarah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by E.R. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

She is wonderful, helpful and a great resource.

Written by T.H. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by T.O. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Sarah for 7 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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;)

Written by A.U. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

she’s friendly and professional

Written by K.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Sarah is an awesome therapist. She is really helping me, and I feel better after our sessions.

Written by T.E. on Nov 30, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Very nice and heartwarming person that calmed me down and gave good advice.

Written by A.M. on Nov 18, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Sarah is a great therapist. I fully recommend her services.

Written by J.A. on Oct 31, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

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!

Written by A.N. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written by B.U. on Sep 19, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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".

Written by J.O. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

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

Written by G.E. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

very kind and welcoming! Would recommend :)

Written by K.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks

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!