I work great with...
- Individuals who have experienced trauma. I love helping people identify what trauma is, how it impacts our body, and then what we can do with it. I have yet to meet an individual who has not experienced some level of trauma in their life, but so few know what to do with it.
- People who experience symptoms of anxiety and depression. While I think it is important to understand where that comes from, my life goal is to leave you with a tool belt of resources to handle those symptoms.
- Clients that are motivated towards being mindful of their bodies and thoughts. Being aware of what our body is trying to teach us, but also quieting negative thoughts.
- Those in the midst of a life transition that need support during different stages of life.
Style & Approach
If you ask my clients, the first thing they will tell you is that I call you out on your stuff, but in the same breath they will also tell you I am your “hype man.” It is my job in therapy to approach sessions with unconditional positive regard and absolutely no judgment. My clients will also tell you that I am a congruent human. What you see is what you get, and you will never have to wonder what I am thinking because I will be honest with you in session. I model boundary setting, clear communication, and seeing things from different perspectives because so many of us missed this growing up.
Some of the approaches I Use...
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Trauma Narrative Therapy Techniques
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Unconditional Positive Regard
- Client-Centered Care
- Trauma-Informed Care
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Relaxing for me is all about reading. If I am not in a counseling session, there is a very good chance I am curled up on the couch with a blanket and a book.
My favorite outdoor activity is honestly just going for walks outside. It’s a time to unplug from all electronics and some of my best conversations with my family come from walks outside.
Self-care for me is finding time alone. I spend a lot of my week in sessions and with family, but it is still so important for me to take time in solitude and check in with myself on a regular basis.
The best Saturday afternoon includes being by the pool with my family. My husband and kids are incredibly important to me. So in my opinion there is no better way to spend a Saturday than with them.
I’m a total nerd about Harry Potter. The books, the movies, the food. I simply cannot get enough!
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Texas State University - 2013
Master of Arts, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, The University of Mary Hardin -Baylor - 2017
- Practicing Clinician since 2017 (LPC license No. 78647)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- Clinical experience in various levels of care: residential, university, counseling and outpatient
Sara is not accepting new counseling clients at this time.Hannah