I really enjoy my role and responsibility as a therapist. As I help children, adults, and families in need, I feel privileged to listen to people, offer my support, and facilitate healthy emotional change. My approach to counseling is to move at my client’s comfort level and pace in order to build rapport and a trusting relationship. Together we can collaborate on mutually-developed goals. Clients who come into my office can expect to build their coping skills, explore past experiences that may be barriers to change, and learn to be present in the moment.
When working with young clients, I view symptoms from an attachment perspective. I find it beneficial to use play to promote healthy behaviors and expression of emotion. Helping children and families work through trauma and move toward healing is such a rewarding part of the therapy process. One quote that inspires my work is from Mr. Rogers – “We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my work, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.”
I earned a Master’s in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago–Jane Addams School of Social Work. I have had a wide range of previous clinical experiences, including work in post adoption/guardianship preservation programming and in a public school setting. There, I helped support children and adolescents with special needs to improve their social-emotional behaviors and increase communication skills.
I bring expertise in both individual and family therapy. When I’m not working, I enjoy exercising, reading, listening to music and watching movies.
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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