Sarah brings authenticity, compassion and humor to her work as a therapist. She is relational in her work, and believes in the importance and strong impact that relationships (both primary attachments and current connections) can have in people’s lives. She has been practicing as a therapist for twelve years and has focused her work on individual psychotherapy with adults and college-aged students. Sarah is sensitive and uses this strength to tune in with clients and create a safe working space in which to explore, unpack, and understand vulnerable and/or troubling parts of life. Sarah also believes that everyone comes to therapy with strengths and works to identify and incorporate these into the therapeutic process. Ultimately, she believes that being both known and cared about, sometimes described as being “seen,” can be one of the essential factors in helping people to heal.
Sarah sees each client as the expert in their own lives. As a clinical social worker, she takes to heart the importance of honoring people from a diversity of backgrounds and understanding people within the context of their environment. Sarah draws from a number of theoretical frameworks including: psychodynamic, attachment theory, Buddhist Psychology and Internal Family Systems. She especially enjoys working with clients on issues of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-worth/self-compassion, trauma, relational concerns, identity concerns, and life transitions.
Outside the office Sarah loves to spend time with her husband and young daughter, take walks with friends, dance, play music, and make things with her hands (knitting, embroidery, etc.) She also dabbles in trying to grow various types of fruit in her front and back yards.