"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
Services are currently offered via telehealth
I often describe therapy as learning to learn about yourself. Many times the biggest challenge is becoming truly aware of our own experiences, and then being honest with ourselves about these experiences. This can be scary! And exciting!
Once we begin to be honest with ourselves, we can examine patterns, heal old wounds, learn new skills, and begin to shift our ways of interacting - with ourselves, each other, and the world!
I am committed to co-creating a supportive space and strong relationship, in which to explore, learn, heal, and grow. Through our work together we will expand the capacity to hold both ends of the emotional spectrum; sadness/sorrow and joy/love, essentially leading to a richer, deeper, more fulfilling human experience.
I offer a limited number of "pay what you can" sessions for marginalized individuals, and am currently accepting the following insurance plans: BlueCross BlueShield, Medicare, Medcost, Aetna.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation phone call to all prospective clients. Please complete the contact form below.
Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your journey.
Dr. Sarah has a breadth of experience working with a variety of clinical populations. She is particularly interested in supporting individuals who are on a journey of healing trauma and/or experience intense emotionality; including anxiety and depression. Dr. Sarah also offers support for those going through a major life transition, navigating a grieving process, or experiencing relationship difficulties.
Above all else, she recognizes that each individual is unique, whole, and continuously evolving. She is excited to meet you wherever you may be on your very own journey.
Dr. Sarah works very collaboratively with clients, and is committed to co-creating a safe and nurturing environment in which to do this work together.
As an integrative and holistic psychologist, she incorporates meditation, movement and sound, and somatic awareness along with western psychology models including; mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychology, systems theory, and transpersonal psychology.
Dr. Sarah is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, having completed a 3 year training program with Somatic Experiencing International.
Somatic Experiencing is a body-based, bottom-up trauma processing modality based on the work of Peter Levine, Ph.D. This work intentionally engages the autonomic nervous system to bring greater somatic awareness, foster a sense of safety in the body, and increase tolerance for activation and deactivation cycles. This modality is particularly efficacious for individuals that have experienced trauma, have significant difficulties modulating intensity of emotions, or have dissociative coping patterns.
While Dr. Sarah incorporates aspects of Somatic Experiencing within integrative therapy, she also offers sessions in which this is the primary modality. These sessions will look and feel different then traditional therapy. Clients will be guided into somatic sensations frequently and discussion of content will proceed quite slowly.