I am Sarah and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I earned a Master of Arts degree from Xavier University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling following a Bachelor of Science degree in Substance Abuse Counseling from University of Cincinnati.
Fun fact about me: I am learning Mandarin and Spanish in the hope of broadening my world through travel, communication, and someday providing assistance for non-English speaking clients.
I view the counseling relationship as a team approach in which the client and clinician form a relationship based on trust. As the clinician, I will provide empathy and unconditional support while we navigate your journey together, focusing on obstacles or barriers that may be holding you back. When working with couples, I employ short-term Imago Therapy to facilitate open communication between the partners and assist both individuals in establishing a connection through dialogue. This is the basis from which damaged or strained relationships begin to heal. My approach is short-term and solution-focused. Many clients only need 6-12 sessions in order to achieve their goals in therapy.
In addition to couples and individual therapy, I am qualified to provide addiction counseling. I offer a holistic approach to recovery in which I assist clients in identifying what is driving the substance use or behavior. We then work as a team to make the changes needed to achieve freedom from addiction and overall wellness.
I look forward to meeting you and walking beside you on your journey.