Sarah has a Masters of Arts in Marriage, Couples & Family Counseling from George Fox University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Sarah has diverse experience working in outpatient settings, with the Severe and Persistent Mental Illness population and as a parenting consulting providing in-home support services. Sarah has a lifelong love of higher education and particularly enjoys working with those participating in college/university settings and navigating the discovery process of who they are outside of their family of origin. Sarah has training working with adults, families, couples, adolescents and children and is trained in play and sandtray therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing technique (EMDR) for trauma work.
Sarah entered the field of counseling with a passion to support individuals and families in breaking negative cycles in their lives for greater fulfillment, freedom and authenticity. Sarah approaches the counseling relationship from a framework of acceptance and compassion balanced with a desire to see individuals grow, providing empathic support while also employing gentle challenges, positive re-frames and at-home activities to continue your therapeutic gains and growth outside the session. Her desire is for clients to leave sessions feeling validated and supported, while also prepared to evaluate and face challenges with improved clarity, greater confidence and fresh insights.
Specialties: Transitionally Aged Adults/College Age, Trauma/Abuse, PTSD, Shame & Vulnerability, Adolescents, Parenting, Life Transitions, Anxiety Disorders, Stress Management, Depression, Coping Skills, Couples & Families, Relationship Concerns, Career Support/Concerns