As a therapist, I create a safe space for children and adolescents, while offering a trusted line of communication to parents and families. My intention is to help my clients pave a pathway toward inner hope, healing, and self-discovery.
I help preteens and adolescents build distress tolerance and acceptance skills to better cope with daily stressors outside of their control, while learning to navigate interpersonal relationships and peer-related conflict. My therapeutic approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I also incorporate elements of Motivational Interviewing, which means I’ll meet you where you’re at, without judgment of where you are or how you got there. Our work begins in a place of mindful acceptance, gradually progressing toward growth and change.
As both a therapist and human being, I consider myself to be authentic, easy-going, and creative. I greatly value different forms of self-expression and utilize a variety of tools, incorporating writing, art, and music when appropriate. I have a great passion for treating issues related to self-esteem, self-development, anxiety and mood disorders, self-harm, and substance use disorders.
I earned my Master’s in Social Work through the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with an emphasis in mental health. I have experience as a pediatric and adolescent therapist in an inpatient hospitalization setting and am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Working in the field of addictions, I understand that substance use disorders extend beyond the individual and affect those around them, as well. I welcome both individuals in recovery and loved ones struggling to cope to seek out support.
Works with adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, self-harm, difficult life transitions, grief, feelings of shame, trouble with emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
Such an amazing practice! Sarah and her team provide the best services in the area!
I can't thank you enough for going on this journey with all of us. You helped our daughter grow in confidence and coping skills to get through Junior High...
Life Insight is a fantastic practice. This is where I would send my family members!
Very happy with the services offered here, thank you!
Professional and helpful staff.
I’ll just say that my counselor is very attentive and really helps me out.
My counselor is very understanding of my situation and has helped me immensely in the very short time I’ve been seeing her.
Life Insight is a wonderful practice. If you are looking for a great therapists you’re in the right place.
Sarah is awesome and grounds you when you need to be however so helpful in so many stages. Never met a person that has helped so much w/o RX! Thank you!
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