Sarah Veliz

(LMSW)

About Me

My name is Sarah Veliz and I am a LMSW who has been practicing for about 10 years. I feel that all individuals can benefit from therapy at some point in their lives. I specialize in working with people who are having difficulty adjusting to transitions in their life or who are dealing with depression or anxiety. Recently, I have worked with Senior's and their families as they handle life transitions during the aging process. I have also worked with youth in foster care along with their foster parents. Additionally, I have spent quite a bit of time in healthcare and have worked with many clients who have a chronic physical illness that impacts their mental health. I believe in a solution-focused and strength based approach.

I believe that it takes courage to seek out counseling and recognize that you have already taken the first (and sometimes most difficult) step to wellness. While working together, we will set goals and determine how to best accomplish them. I seek to provide a safe space for you to talk and am open to working with individuals of all religious backgrounds and of any sexual orientation. I have a warm personality and look forward to working with you. I commend you for taking this first important step.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801089764 (Expires: 2020-04-01)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Dec 08, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Sarah appears to take a sincere and gentle approach to counseling. She listens well, and provides practical and goal oriented approaches to potentially complex issues.

Written by T.A. on Oct 12, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She seems to know exactly what I need to curate that experience that isnt just a black and white, tell the same thing to everyone type of therapist. She really takes what I have to say and makes me feel that what I'm going through is something that we can transform into a healthier way of thinking in a way that is best for me.

Written by C.A. on Oct 09, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and grief

Sarah has helped me through a very difficult time with expertise, compassion and wisdom. I highly recommend her.

Written by S.T. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks

I am glad to be matched with Sarah. She is professional but also I feel comfortable with her. I am loving BetterHelp as a way to get professional counseling from the comfort of my home. Thank you Sarah.

Written by A.N. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 1 year on issues concerning depression, and grief

Sarah is a kind person that listens intently, focuses on issues, and then helps find successful strategies to deal with those issues. Never once did I feel that she was judging me or talking down to me. She was easy for me to open up too, she was professional, and she took me seriously. Together we discussed issues of loss and grief from the passing of my father, which had become more than I could handle alone. She not only validated my feelings of loss, but she also helped me find ways to mitigate those feelings, break them down into their roots and causes then address those. Coping with grief and loss is hard work, but Sarah helped me find the tools I needed within myself to do that hard work and ultimately find success. I am a stronger person now. I am happy and confident. I may not know what is around the next corner, but I know that whatever it is, I can handle it.

Written by D.A. on Apr 19, 2019 after counseling with Sarah for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Sarah is always there for me. She is always understanding and kind. She helps me a lot.

Written by C.A. on Oct 03, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and intimacy-related issues

Sarah is great! She is very understanding and helpful. She even checks in on me throughout the week. I feel very supported

Written by M.A. on Sep 14, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, and sleeping

Sarah has changed my life. When I started counseling I was in a really bad head space and I feel as though through working with her my life has completely changed. She understands my concerns, validates my feelings and helps guide me to be confident in my life choices. Sarah has drastically shaped my life and I am forever grateful.

Written by A.N. on Jul 02, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, and self esteem

Sarah is amazing!

Written by K.A. on Jun 18, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Sarah is an amazing help to me. She is an easy person to talk too and offers great advice without judgement at all. She makes me feel like a person and not a situation. That is the best that anyone could ask for. Big thank you to her for helping me out.

Written by S.A. on Apr 08, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, and eating

Sarah is knowledgeable and caring. She can sense underlying issues and gently helps me feel and function better. I'm glad to have met her!

Written by T.R. on Apr 02, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks

Sarah is a caring professional that helps me to question my motives and understand and work out issues in my life. She's encouraging and gives positive feedback, and delves deeper into areas that need examined.

Written by K.E. on Mar 21, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

She is open and very knowledgeable.

Written by K.A. on Mar 20, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I am very grateful to Sarah. She is an excellent therapist and really tries her best to help you find solutions to the issues you are going through. She genuinely cares about your well being and that helped me more than I thought possible. I am so glad that I signed up with BetterHelp and that I found Sarah!

Written by S.E. on Mar 11, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, eating, self esteem, and bipolar

Sarah is so very kind and seems understanding about where you are at in life, and always has sound advice. She really helps you see things from new perspectives and gives you good options on how to handle problems. You can tell she really cares about what she does, and that is a very important thing in this line of work.

Written by A.M. on Mar 05, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

So far Sarah has been there for me and has always followed up with messages. It's been positive for me to have her to turn to.

Written by S.T. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning grief

After a year of coping with grief, I turned to BetterHelp and thankfully was matched with Sarah. She was so caring and easy to communicate with. As I unwound and reflected at the end of my day, Sarah was there for encouragement and full of insightfulness. I have learned how to better care for myself and remember how great my life is thanks to Sarah.

Written by K.I. on Jan 15, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Sarah is extremely compassionate and easy to confide in. I listen to what she says and I trust that her advice is best for me. She also responds in good timing and sends links and worksheets that are beneficial.

Written by L.U. on Jan 15, 2018 after counseling with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and career

Sarah identifies your goals and concerns. She offers strong strategies and tools to help you achieve success. Sarah is highly communicative and offers a variety of ways to connect- including video chat.
Before speaking with Sarah, I was concerned about finding someone who would be able to talk with me because I have an alternative lifestyle. Sarah has been supportive, respectful and affirmative. I highly suggest you start a conversation with her.