My passion is working with individuals, couples, and families to get back to what matters most- creating healthy and meaningful relationships with oneself and your loved ones. My goal is to not only empower you by giving you the tools that you need to feel confident in facing life’s challenges, but also to increase your awareness about yourself and your relationships to live the best life possible.
I have been fortunate to work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples in a variety of settings. I have experience working in outpatient therapy settings, such as with Sound Hearts Therapy and Leyden DuPage Counseling. As well I trained in the family therapy clinic at NIU before transitioning to two youth agencies (360 Youth Services and Aunt Martha’s Youth Services) where I worked with youth and their families. Most recently I worked with adults for over three years at a residential facility (Timberline Knolls) where I utilized Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help individuals engage in recovery from severe disorders such as chronic depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, eating disorders and substance addiction.
My time at Timberline Knolls provided an intensive training in DBT. This means that I am adept at helping you with being more present and engaged with yourself, others, and your life as well as improving your interpersonal skills, ability to regulate your emotions, so they are not too hot nor too cold, as well as to cope effectively with a crisis.
Besides DBT, I also have experience in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) along with Gottman, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems Therapy.
I believe that I can be the most effective when I am treating the following areas of struggle:
- Bipolar disorder
- Mild spectrum diagnoses
- Personality disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder and Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Dissociative disorders
I can also help you find the peace and connection you are looking for in your relationships by addressing the following areas:
- Frequent conflict and arguments
- Poor communication
- Emotionally distanced couples on the verge of separation
- Specific problems such as sexual difficulties, infidelity, money, and parenting
- Post-divorce counseling
I look forward to meeting you and giving you the space to be heard and understood and leave with the confidence that you can move forward with your life no matter what comes your way.
If you are seeking individual or marriage/ family counseling Text or Call our office to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Sara is the best therapist I have ever been to. I was able to speak to her easily, which I have never been easy for me to do with other therapists I have seen. I recommend anyone who is looking for counseling to see her!AG!