Sara is a compassionate and caring counselor who prioritizes providing a safe space for people to share their stories. Her approach is one of respect and unconditional positive regard. She believes strongly in the importance of connection and that fostering a kind and supportive environment is the key to building a trusting partnership on a journey to positive and sustainable change. Her desire is that people will feel heard and empowered to more successfully navigate through their struggles rather than fight against them or be reduced by them. Sara has been working with children, teenagers, adults, and families for over 15 years. Specific focus areas of her work are chemical dependency issues, trauma related concerns, attachment related issues, depression, anxiety, relational conflict, parent-child relationships, and adoption related concerns.
Utilizing an eclectic tool kit of resources- her clinical approach is grounded in person-centered and strengths-based theory with the use of an array of tools including EMDR, neuroscience, and solution focused with cognitive behavioral approaches. Sara is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Polyvagal Theory, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). EMDR, as with most therapy approaches, focuses on the individual’s present concerns. The EMDR approach believes past emotionally charged experiences are overly influencing your present emotions, sensations, and thoughts about yourself. EMDR processing helps break through the emotional blocks that are keeping you from living an adaptive, emotionally healthy life.
Sara is dedicated to partnering with individuals on their healing journey. She is passionately committed to helping individuals and families on their journey towards healing and wellness.