Sometimes you just need to talk about something-not to get sympathy or help, but just to kill its power by allowing the truth of things to hit the air.”
— Karen Salmansohn
The above quote speaks truth. The first step is finding someone to talk to and “air” the truth. Which is why I’m here. I believe that growth and change starts with the relationship I build with each of my clients, allowing the healing process to feel safe and comfortable. I have 12 years of experience working with children ranging from three to twenty-one in acute hospitalization and long term residential centers. I work hard to educate parents in order to increase support and understanding of emotional instability within families. Because of the experience of working with kids/families, I believe I have a real ability to truly understand the different backgrounds we all come from and how this affects us now.
I utilize a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, EMDR, as well as trauma-sensitive yoga and mindfulness. Though I have a great track record working with kids/families, I also really enjoy working with adult individuals as well. I believe most of us still have a lot of “inner kid” in us and my experience can help generate new understanding and solutions within people of all ages.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LPC 2016014342
Sierra was very perceptive and able to identify my issues very quickly which made the whole process much more comfortable. I will miss our sessions. She was a great listener and able to help me when I needed it.
Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Sierra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She’s excellent! I always feel like I leave our conversations with a better understanding of who I am, and what my needs are. She’s helping me break down my walls and view the world in a more clear and safe way. I’d recommend Sierra to anyone who’s looking to find the root of the issue and work on themselves!
Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Sierra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd