When you come to a session, I want you to feel like you can leave the world behind and can completely be yourself. When you walk out of a session I want you to feel like things are a clearer or like your problems are little bit less. I want you to know your own value and believe in yourself. You will begin to feel hope for the future that will slowly become excitement.
Sara grew up in San Diego. She completed her MA in Counseling Psychology at John F Kennedy University in Northern California. She then returned to San Diego for the wonderful weather and to be near her family. Sara employs her training, personal experiences and her professional experience in providing therapeutic and counseling services. Much of her work has involved treating victims of trauma, issues of addiction, postpartum depression and anxiety and life transitions.
Sara has worked with a wide range of populations and provides therapy from a number of therapeutic perspectives. She has worked for many years in the non profit world and in her private practice. It is Sara's goal to pull from her eclectic approaches to best meet the unique needs of each individual client. Some of the approaches Sara uses include EMDR, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. She also incorporates Meditation and yoga into her work. She works from a client centered perspective and is open to feedback from you as work progresses.
Sara specializes in helping people navigate transitions and changes in life. Often these transitional periods include feelings of depression, anxiety, overwhelm, fear and self questioning. Some common transitions include ending or beginning relationships, birth of a child, death of a loved one, aging, empty nest, graduation from college, career changes and health issues.
My approach to working with you in therapy is to develop a plan that is uniquely fit to you, your goals and your strengths. There is always more than one way to get somewhere, but my job is to help you find your best path to reaching your goals. In doing this I use my personal and professional experience, my education, my training and my creativity.