Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling Psychology and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Sarah believes in a whole person approach to wellness. Whole-person wellness promotes self-efficacy and incorporates all areas of one’s life including: emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational. Sarah is passionate about helping people lead meaningful, fulfilling lives and wants to help her clients cultivate the best within themselves.
Prior to moving to Central Oregon, Sarah spent over 10 years working in community mental health in Washington State. She worked in crisis services, providing assessment and solution focused intervention for a diverse population, spanning all age ranges. Sarah is also a professor of addiction studies; she enjoys sharing her passion for human services with students and providing supervision for mental health counselors working towards licensure. She is skilled in building rapport and promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyles with teens and young adults. Sarah enrolls families in support of the individual whenever possible.
Sarah employs motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy in her counseling approach. She has extensive experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, chemical dependency and behavioral addictions, and is trained in Neurofeedback. She is based at our Bend location.