Entering therapy can result in many rewarding benefits, including improved mood, improved self-esteem, increased personal happiness, ability to regulate emotions, improve social relationships and better coping with stressful situations. You may be able to make behavioral changes, learn to manage anger and reduce symptoms of mental health disorders like depression or anxiety.
Sarah will work one-on-one with you in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment, allowing you to comfortably explore your individual or family concerns. Individual therapy is a very personal process that can enhance your awareness of feelings, beliefs, behaviors, personal needs, and goals. It can be used to work through things you want to change, challenging and influential memories of times in your life, or to enhance your relationships with others.
Individual therapy for your child or teenager can support them through a difficult life adjustment or transition, teach them to regulate their emotions, learn and use coping skills appropriately, and identify and verbalize their feelings. Depending on your child’s age, play therapy may be practiced using toys, blocks, dolls, games and art to best help your child express themselves and for Sarah to better understand themes and patterns your child is experiencing. With a play and talk combination of therapy, there is a stronger opportunity for your child to understand their world.
Family therapy treats emotional challenges and crises by working with the family as a whole. It addresses all family members, working to understand each person’s feelings, thoughts and behavior within the family system. You and Sarah can work towards a specific family problem or challenge, as well as conflict resolution, improving communication, and creating deeper family bonds.
In couples’ therapy, you and your significant other will work with Sarah to address or change specific issues in your relationship, including specific conflicts you may have between one another.
Each person’s background, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors—and how they play into your relationship—are examined, as well as what the dynamics are in the relationship as a whole. Your therapy will help you explore the positive and negative ways that your relationship has been affected over time. Sessions can focus on changing negative behaviors or aspects of your relationship, or on how to manage, preserve and protect the happiness and overall health of your relationship.
Group therapy is designed to enhance social skills, build relationships and promote emotion regulation. Topics covered include improving self-esteem, coping skills, frustration tolerance, cooperation, socialization, problem solving, anger management, and reducing anxiety & stress.
Sarah provides a number of options for group therapy:
Therapy groups focused on developing appropriate social skills in children and teens that struggle with emotional needs, learning difficulties, and relationships. They service the following age groups:
Process group focused on providing a space for young women to identify and explore their emotions, give and receive support, socialize, and relate in a healthy way to their peers. They service the following age groups:
A much needed space for us parents to come together with our peers. This is an open group for any parent looking to share, laugh, ask questions, vent, celebrate, and support one another. Sarah also hosts discussions on various topics, identified by group interest.
Because we cannot always express our parenting truths appropriately in front of little ears, this is an adult-only group. If you would like to attend, please let Sarah know with a message so that the next date can be confirmed.
Sarah offers supervision to students, social workers, and other healthcare professionals in need of additional support in expanding their skill set, coping with the transition from graduate school into the field, and changing jobs, as well as serving as a sounding board for challenging cases you may be faced with in your practice.
Sarah has her post-masters certification in Clinical Supervision. In the past, she has been a field instructor to several MSW student interns, and supervised psychology interns and medical residents while being a part of an interdisciplinary team.