Sarah is a passionate, patient, and dedicated Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Licensed School Counselor. Her background includes working in the NC Public School System as a K-12 School Counselor as well as private practice.
She obtained her Masters of Education in School Counseling from Campbell University in December 2020. Additionally, she earned her Bachelors of Science in December 2016 from East Carolina University in Family and Community Services, with a concentration in Family Science.
Sarah’s background includes providing individual and group counseling to young people in need of academic, emotional and social support in the following areas: anxiety, grief and loss, conflict resolution, peer pressure, self-control, social skills, self-esteem, emotional awareness and coping skills, life transitions, and bullying. In addition, she has worked with students experiencing suicidality. She has gained proficient knowledge of child abuse and neglect, risk factors of mental health illness, and removing barriers to student learning.
She also has a strong interest in working with all populations, including adolescents, adults, couples, and college students. She is adept in working with anxiety and mood disorders, depression, relationships, grief and loss, behavior, parenting, stress management, crisis intervention and identity and self-esteem issues. She is extremely passionate about helping clients build effective and healthy communication patterns within their interpersonal relationships. She also enjoys providing career counseling and family therapy.
Sarah’s therapeutic approach comes from a Client-Centered and Humanistic framework, integrating interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. She recognizes that no one particular therapeutic modality fits everyone, in which she tailors toward the needs of the client. She uses a strengths-based approach to facilitate the healing process, and in addition, likes to incorporate mindfulness techniques during therapy. Sarah believes the client is the expert in their own life and her role is to empower, guide, and listen to assist in achieving one’s personal goals. In therapy, she feels that the most important aspect of the counseling process is the relationship between the client and the counselor. By providing empathy, acceptance and hope, Sarah strives for a collaborative effort to optimize the client’s progress in achieving their goals.