Sarah earned her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She is currently working on her doctorate in Counselor Education at Western Michigan University. She has completed the Gottman Level I training for relationship counseling. She has also completed substantial additional training in multicultural counseling strategies, and with supporting clients as they explore gender identity, both individually and in the context of their relationships. Sarah has made a life-long commitment to working against social injustice of all types. She is particularly passionate about participating in anti-racist communities, and about advocating for social justice for the LGBTQQ community. She has sought additional education for working with clients in polyamorous relationships. She is also a kink-aware counselor.
Sarah's approach to counseling is centered in her commitment to social justice. Her orientation is person-centered; this approach empowers clients to take the lead in their own therapeutic work. Sarah also uses techniques and strategies from a variety of theoretical approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and existential therapy. Sarah has experience working with clients who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, anger issues, and addiction.