Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and a minor in child development from Purdue University. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) with a credential in Clinical Child and Family Psychology at Roosevelt University. Sarah has worked with children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families in a variety of different settings including day care centers, educational settings, healthcare facilities, private practice, and community mental health settings.
Sarah has extensive training in helping her clients work through emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges to reach their highest potential. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based approaches as well as creative interventions.
She has experience in treating the following issues:
- Behavioral Disorder/Oppositional Behaviors
- Communication issues
- Self-harming behaviors
- Sibling conflict
- Divorce issues
- School refusal
- Parent-child conflict
- Family of origin issues
- Life-cycle transitions
- Balancing life stressors
Sarah is a provider for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO.
I believe in providing an open, non-judgmental, empathetic, and compassionate setting to allow clients to feel safe to talk about difficult issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is based on trust and understanding. It is important to me to work collaboratively with my clients to empower them to work through stressful situations and achieve positive outcomes in the therapeutic process. I use a directive approach in order to motivate clients to achieve their goals and help them gain awareness in their everyday lives. I am passionate about encouraging clients to communicate their emotions while coming up with effective solutions that they can use in their own environment. I strongly believe that anyone who has the motivation and willingness to ask for help shows qualities of bravery and courage.