Hi, I am happy you are here!
I received both my Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. I am passionate about warmly and empathically helping children, adolescents, and families feel connected with themselves and others. I prioritize helping clients process their experiences to gain new perspectives and increase self-awareness. I believe everyone should have a safe, non-judgemental space where healing can take place.
I have years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings for the treatment of complex trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, disruptive disorders, relational problems, life transitions, and other life experiences. I work from various therapeutic approaches including systemic, collaborative, and strengths-based interventions. My therapeutic goal is to identify concerns that impact well-being and incorporate strengths and strategies to help you and your family live more harmoniously. Modalities used in treatment may include play therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), elements of parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), psychodynamic therapy, family therapy, mindfulness-based interventions and solution-focused work.
I am certified in TF-CBT and working towards national certification. TF-CBT is used with children and teens to process complex trauma. I am also working to become certified in PCIT to treat young children with emotional and behavioral disorders to improve the quality of life and parent-child relationship. I tailor treatment to meet the current needs and goals of the individual and family using whichever modality that fits best.
YOU deserve to feel empowered when it comes to working towards your BEST self!
I look forward to working with you!
*Sarah is an independent Contractor for Your Best Self