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Sarah Watt, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Intimacy
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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.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Grief Intimacy

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

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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.

She’s great!

Written on Feb 19, 2024 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Sar is very engaging and listens well. She made me feel comfortable and also gave me a lot of information to help me understand my situation better.

Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks

Definitely has been an amazing first therapist experience! Its been helping alot talking to someone about anything that I normally feel like I cant with my friends or family.

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Sarah is great. Offers support and helps me get to the root of my problem.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

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 on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and adhd

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 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