Making the decision to work with a therapist takes bravery and vulnerability. Each person has their own vision of what it looks like to thrive, and it is my goal to help you connect with your own wisdom and strengths to pave the way. I value collaboration and humility in the therapeutic relationship. I prioritize understanding each person in their environment, including how our cultural identities impact the way we move in the world.
Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with adults, children, and families, and has significant experience supporting youth experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and self-harm as well as their families. She also specializes in working with those struggling with the impacts of trauma, including physical violence, sexual trauma, and traumatic grief. She holds a systems lens in her approach, and brings an awareness of how societal oppression can cause and compound trauma. She began her career working as a job coach for adults with developmental disabilities, and from this experience she learned to honor the broad spectrum of ways that humans communicate with and relate to one another. Sarah tailors the therapeutic work based on the strengths and needs of the individuals she supports, but brings a person-centered and strengths-based approach to each therapeutic relationship. She draws from Structural Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her work, and has specific training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Sarah identifies as a cis white woman and strives to make her therapeutic space safe and healing for individuals of all races, ethnicities, documentation statuses, gender identities, sexual orientations, faith traditions, and disability statuses.