I work great with...
- Individuals feeling stressed and anxious trying to juggle all life’s challenges and commitments, looking to improve their coping skills.
- Those who are feeling depressed and overwhelmed by their own challenges and those of the world, hoping to learn ways to manage mood and emotion.
- Parents, looking for positive ways to help their children grow, manage emotions and behavior.
- People who are looking for ways to heal from trauma and move forward toward a healthier, happier life.
- Individuals who are are also trying not only to learn about themselves but also to learn about the people they love and how to best support and interact with them.
- People who are simply wanting to explore how to be a better, happier, stronger, more confident and fulfilled version of themselves.
Style & Approach
Clients describe me as calm and straightforward, easy to work with. I see my job as partnering with you to help you reach your goals. Always showing options and opportunities, offering insights, but always supporting your decisions and choices. My job is neither to push you or lead you but to walk beside you on your therapy journey always listening to your thoughts and feelings trying to help you find your path.
Some of the approaches I Use...
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Trauma informed approaches
- Solution focused therapy
- Relativity of personal history and experiences
- Client centered care
- Relaxation techniques and self care
- Reverse engineering anxiety
- Narrative therapy techniques
- Modern behavior modification techniques
- Skill development training
My favorite animals are the four rescue dogs who share the 1.5 acres of yard and woods of my south Austin home.
Relaxing for me is all about the beach - the sound of the ocean, and the sand are my happy place all year ‘round.
Self-care for me is reading, gardening, spending time with family or friends, walking.
My favorite Austin activity is live music outdoors with friends.
My favorite quote is: “The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart; the most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” Carlos Santana
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Coe College, 1979
Masters of Clinical Social Work, Tulane University, 1981
- Practicing Clinician since 1984 - Tx LCSW 18308
- Built the first adolescent residential treatment center in St. Bernard Parish, LA
- Program Director of numerous community treatment centers.
- Clinical Director of both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs
- Clinician in world famous New York based Treatment program for developmentally delayed children.
- Supervised and trained student therapists at several universities
- Clinical director of Family Sex Abuse treatment Programs
- Developed and Presented trainings in areas such as parenting ADHD and behaviorally challenged children, childhood sexual abuse, Adult survivors.
Sara is not accepting new counseling clients at this time.Arden