About Me

Hello, and welcome to the new wave of support in the digital age. Great work in taking the first step to find a provider who will fit your needs and beliefs. My name is Sarah Watt, and I am a licensed mental health counselor, certified clinical trauma professional, and certified sex addiction counselor. Counseling was not always the dream I had for my future however, it was my calling. People are often called to be many different things in one lifetime, but I always go back to my core: counselor, mentor, coach, and supporter. If you are looking for someone to be there along-side in this journey we call life, I am it!

I began my career in Northeast Ohio first volunteering and then taking this into my studies. I received a bachelor's degree in sociology in 2003 and a master's degree in counseling in 2007 through John Carroll University. Following this, my family suffered a loss, so I relocated to Florida to be there to support them. Beautifully enough, I have since started a family of my own and planted roots personally and professionally. I opened a small private practice in 2017 which has helped many suffering from dissociative disorders, trauma, and addictions issues.

My background in the field after 15 years is very diverse from inpatient hospital settings, community mental health work, residential treatment, in-school therapy, to an outpatient work setting. My heart has always been invested in helping people to lift themselves out of the worst of life circumstances or merely learn to love the life they are living and fully. Approaches to helping include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based practices, client centered therapy, solutions focused, relational recovery, trauma processing and attachment healing.

It is both an honor and privilege to be able to work with you on your journey towards health and wellness. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions for me and my style. It is hard to gather personality from a written synopsis so I would be more than willing to video or chat by phone to ensure we are a great fit for each other. The relationship is 90% of the therapy process so let's be certain we are the right match so you can get the most out of your therapy process. Looking forward to hearing from you.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH12814 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarah Watt. 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.

Written by J.E. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and adhd

Sarah is fantastic! She can quickly identify any issues I'm experiencing and can give me quick tips or practical advice in how to handle them. She listens well and is also fair, able to pinpoint the root cause behind struggles between myself and others. She will be completely honest as well, which is sometimes what people need when trying to improve their life. I highly recommend her!

Written by L.O. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and career difficulties

Sarah takes her time to individualize your needs on your journey and tailors her many skill sets to what is going to get the most out of you. She creates a space for you to be open and honest with yourself and that’s what I need every time I do the work.

Written by A.N. on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Sarah has been so incredibly patient with me during this time. She offers me guidance and grace where I need it most. Could not ask for a better therapist during this time.

Work with me!