Relationship and Lifestyle Therapist
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Sara brings a unique blend of business experience to her clinical counseling practice as she helps clients find greater satisfaction and joy in their lives and relationships. Clients that want an authentic and direct clinician will find value in working with her. She will listen, bring clarity, and also provide guidance in a safe and confidential space. Clients often say, "she knows the right questions to ask,” and while doing so, she guides people in creating new channels for healing and achieving goals. She works with individuals on self-esteem, mood or anxiety disorders, and those who need support moving through blocks and processing difficult emotions. She is also able to provide consulting in terms of business development or lifestyle management for those that are looking for help in that environment. She specializes in working with couples who feel stuck in the same negative cycles and want help finding new ways to engage and trust. Communication, intimacy, divorce matters, and parenting support are common topics among couples. Sara completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, a degree from the University of Wisconsin, and worked in business development before launching her career as a therapist. While she considers herself a psychodynamic therapist at heart, she has specific training in additional modalities: Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples, certification in Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), Level 1, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Seeking Safety, and 12 step models of recovery.
Why did you become a therapist?
From a young age, I was fascinated by what made people “tick.” This curiosity, along with my interest in science led me to psychology. I feel like I was "born this way,” so to speak, and my education and training gave me the permission to finally practice legitimately. As a child, I was very aware of people’s energies and body language, often knowing who was feeling what before they did. I didn’t realize that not everyone was that sensitive. And when I talked to a psychologist for the first time, I fell in love with the process… I even recall where I was sitting when I knew I wanted to be “that.” Many paths and choices later, I finally followed my passion, and my life changed dramatically in a positive way. This is my calling... to help others and to help them find permission within themselves to follow their own intuition.
Why did you decide to become a part of the Healing Collective?
Joining this group of healers honors my belief that there is no one way to heal. I do not believe in a cookie cutter approach to therapy, and likewise, I do not believe there is a cookie cutter approach to treat illness, depression or allergies, for that matter. Who knows what will work for each person? Offering our community new and different possibilities only provides more opportunity for wellbeing. Each healer in this space is exceptional and passionate in her modality and we all share a common goal of creating a higher vibration of resiliency in our community. I am honored to share in the light force that we create together.
What is your most favorite aspect of/what excites you the most about what you do?
Sharing a moment of healing with a person is one of the greatest gifts I can think of. For me, this is what life is all about – creating connections. What really lights me up is when I’ve helped someone find that “A-HAH” moment; Nothing brings me more gratitude and grace than supporting my client in their own self discovery. Some people want to save the world; I like to think I can do that by giving hope to one person at a time.