Dr. Sarah Dunlap

Therapist Dr. Sarah Dunlap Photo

About Me

If you have made it this far into your therapeutic journey, I congratulate you. It takes courage to acknowledge that you may need a little help in life. Therapy is not a job for me; it is a passion! It is both a joy and a privilege to accompany my clients on their personal journeys toward a healthier, happier life.

Because I understand that we are living in a constantly busy world, I envision therapy as a time for my clients to regroup, reflect, and tackle their issues in a safe, calm, and non-judgmental environment. It is vital to find a therapist that you feel comfortable with, that you believe understands you, and most importantly that you can trust. My clients find that I am an empathetic listener with a warm and direct approach. I am not only focused on your long-term goals for therapy, but what you need at the moment. I practice from a Systems based collaborative stance, but often will draw on numerous different therapeutic theories to provide people with what they need in the room.

I have a deep respect and admiration for anyone who chooses to reach out for help, no matter the issue. I have been able to practice in numerous environments, including private practice, nonprofits, elementary schools, boarding schools, and telehealth. Due to this, I have had experiences with clients who present with issues ranging from marriage/relationship issues, parenting conflicts, teenage behavioral troubles, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ identity struggles, and those that are kink-curious.


  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video


LMFT #202983 (Expires: 2022-02-28)


Written by T.O. on Nov 26, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Very knowledgeable and trustworthy

Written by L.I. on May 04, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 7 months on issues concerning coping with life changes

Dr. Dunlap is amazing and straight forward. She knows I am human and constantly reminds me to remember that.

Written by E.M. on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Dunlap is so easy to talk to. She is relatable & really hears you when you talk. It feels like having a conversation with someone you know & isn't at all clunky or impersonal

Written by J.A. on Nov 15, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 5 months on issues concerning sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Dr. Dunlap is a wonderfully down-to-earth counselor. I joined betterhelp.com looking for a highly analytic and well-versed counselor who would understand that perhaps I myself know "too much" about therapy myself. However, I got the best of both worlds! Dr. Dunlap not only pushes me to talk about my thoughts and feelings without using psychological terms as fallbacks, but she is also a super well-rounded person who connects with me. A+ experience with Dr. Dunlap after nearly half a year. (:

Written by S.A. on Sep 18, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr. Dunlap is able to tap into what you mean and what you're feeling very quickly and help you sort it out. She is very knowledgable, respectful, and kind. She listens very well.

Written by G.I. on Jun 21, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Dunlap has quickly understood my issues and is very supportive.

Written by S.Y. on Jun 04, 2020 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is great at looking at my swarm of thoughts and feelings as a puzzle -- helping me piece everything together one by one to begin to understand the bigger picture. I appreciate her and her help a lot.