"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself."
Services are currently being offered outdoors and remotely due to COVID-19
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.
Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your journey.
As I am currently licensed at the provisional level, meaning that the first 1,500 hours of therapy services provided in NC must be done so under the supervision of a qualified psychologist, all therapy services are currently being offered under the supervision of Deborah Barnett, PhD.
Dr. Sarah has a breadth of experience working with a variety of clinical populations. She is particularly interested in supporting individuals who experience intense emotionality; including anxiety, depression, mania, bipolar, etc., as well as those going through a major life transition, navigating a grieving process, or experiencing relationship difficulties. Dr. Sarah also offers support in healing trauma and addiction.
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, along with western psychology models including; mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal psychology, systems theory, and transpersonal psychology.
In addition to couples therapy, this offering is also supportive for all types of relationships; including, but not limited to romantic, friendship, and familial.
Relationships are a beautiful opportunity to learn more about ourselves, and deepen our relationships, both with ourselves and with others, by learning to share vulnerably and authentically.
Dr. Sarah supports and guides all parties through processes of identify underlying emotions, release stories or judgments that are contributing to suffering, and to compassionately express needs. Additionally, individuals will be supported to hear the experiences and needs of others with love and equanimity, and learn to experience their own reactions as information about themselves and opportunities for growth - both within themselves and within relationships.
Dr. Sarah's techniques are informed by Non-Violent Communication, the Gottman Method, and Family Systems Theory. She also offers specific healing practices that support deeper, oftentimes non-verbal, intimate connection.
Dr. Sarah has a professional relationship with the Center for Spiritual Emergence in Asheville, NC and is a member of the Spiritual Emergence Network.
She understands spiritual emergence, or spiritual emergency, as a rapid unfurling of previously held beliefs or perspectives. Essentially, our deeply entrenched ways of understanding ourselves and the world rapidly shift or even disintegrate, leaving us feeling lost or rudderless looking out a suddenly treacherous landscape.
Many teachers and cultures recognize this process of coming undone, as a necessary prerequisite for then embarking on the epic journey of becoming. In some cases, this make manifest as symptoms of psychosis or extreme emotional dysregulation. Others may experience a pervasive sense of disillusionment with the world as we know it. Some may suddenly face an inexorable existential crisis, asking some of the age old questions: Who am I? What is the purpose of life?
Each journey is unique. Dr. Sarah provides supports steeped in holistic healing, transpersonal psychology, and trauma integration.
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