Not Accepting New Clients
Individual, Couples, and Teen Therapist
WA License #MC61356632
My aim as a therapist is to craft warm and authentic relationships where clients feel safe expressing and exploring their whole selves. My therapeutic approach relies on centering your unique personhood, while understanding and working through contexts that give rise to discomfort and distress. I believe that everyone has the capability to create the meaningful change they want to see in their lives, and I hope to be a helpful force in that journey.
Normal Working Hours
Training & Certifications
B.A. - Psychology
M.C. - Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Ph.D. - Counselor Education and Supervision
Minor - Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Mental Health Counselor Associate License
Level One Training
More About Sarah
Every therapeutic relationship is unique, and we will work together to design a personalized approach to therapy that feels true and authentic to you. I ground my therapy practice in person-centered theory, and draw from an array of treatment modalities to craft an integrated approach that reflects your treatment needs and and how you experience the world.
My clinical expertise includes addressing issues connected to anxiety, depression, attachment, trauma experiences and adjustment, self-esteem, relationship distress, and existential and meaning of life concerns. I have additional training and experience in working with LGBTQ+ populations, and Women’s issues in counseling. In all my work I strive toward practicing radical empathy, cultural inclusivity, and personal humility.
I practice evidence-based counseling approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Existential Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Affirmative and Strengths-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Gottman Method Level 1 Couples Counseling.
I’m a Kansas native who grew up predominantly in California and Hawaii. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and worked as a Special Education paraprofessional before pursuing my Master of Counseling (M.C.) degree from Arizona State University. After obtaining my M.C., I completed my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from The Ohio State University, where I minored in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies and received advanced training and practice in counseling and counseling research.
Outside of my work as a mental health counselor I enjoy staying active, exercising my creativity, and fully embracing the role of being a lifelong learner. My hobbies and interests include rock climbing, science and nature documentaries, creating art, reading, curating an eclectic vinyl collection, digging though antique stores, and spending time with my cats.