I hope to work alongside you in this next step of your mental health journey to make it feel rewarding, worthwhile, and effective. My personal approach to counseling is simple- I say that it’s like a bandaid on a cut. I am not there to “fix” you, I am there to provide a safe, healthy, protected, and nurturing environment for you to heal on your own.
I have worked in a variety of professional settings, but my heart is in working with individuals in private practice. I have extensive experience working with those who are struggling with:
- Relationship/Communication Issues, and
- Life Stressors or Transitions.
Please click “Sarah’s specialties” for the full list, then come back to read more!
I have experience working with all ages of people with a variety of stressors and diagnoses, but primarily I love to work with:
- Young Adults
I have had the privilege of working with all kinds of lovely humans, so please know that all races, cultures, religions, genders, sexualities, etc. are welcome in my office! This is a safe space to be you.
I will be there every step of the way with a tailored treatment plan to your specific needs. Too many times do I hear that someone had a negative experience with therapy, and I aim to change your perception if that is the case; or ease you in if it is your first experience. I will always meet you where you are at. If you are worried about opening up and talking, or if you feel so overwhelmed with all you have to say, do not worry- we will be able to navigate through sessions together. I want my clients to feel heard, accepted, understood, comfortable, and free to be vulnerable.
While I bring my expertise into sessions, I also understand that everyone is the ultimate authority of themselves. My approach is collaborative, meaning if there is any technique or theory of therapy that does not connect with you then I have plan B, C, D, etc. to draw from as well. This is your time, your space, your chance to heal and process the things that are weighing you down, so I want to honor that you get something out of each session.
Therapy with me would look like 50 minutes of uninterrupted time consisting of whatever you need in that moment. Sometimes we need to vent, sometimes learn skills, be lovingly challenged, process a traumatic situation, gain a different perspective, do an activity or exercise, grow in our knowledge and education of the mind, let down baggage we’ve been holding, etc. It is different for everyone, but know the focus will be on what’s healthy and appropriate for you.