Sarah Thompson, LGPC

Hey there! 

 
 You can call me Sarah or Sar. My pronouns are she/her. 
 

Why therapy? 

 

Therapy provides an opportunity to make growth in all areas from the inside-out. I view therapy as a journey towards self-discovery and fulfillment. It is a collaborative process built on trust, compassion, validation, and support. I want you to feel heard and safe to share your story free of judgment. I utilize strength-based, client-centered therapy to empower my clients to achieve their goals and become their best selves. 

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Towson University. I am licensed in Maryland as a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC). 

I have experience in outpatient, inpatient, and private practice settings working with people struggling with various experiences. I am passionate about working with children, tweens, adolescents, young adults, and families. I have extensive experience working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community and providing gender-affirming care. 

Some presentations that I work with include: 

  • Gender and Sexuality Exploration  
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma 
  • PTSD & CPTSD
  • Emotional and Behavioral Concerns
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Self-esteem
  • Suicidality
  • Attachment
  • Life Transitions

How did I get here? 

 

Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to gain professional experience in a variety of clinical settings with multiple populations. These experiences have shaped me personally and professionally. I started in the mental health field by volunteering at the Sheppard Pratt Inpatient Child Unit. I enjoyed my work there so much that I went from a volunteer to an intern, to a mental health worker. During that time, I discovered my passion for working with children. I also scored and interpreted psychological assessments during my second internship at Kennedy Krieger’s Child and Family Therapy Clinic. After these two deeply influential experiences, I worked as a graduate-level therapist at the University of Maryland Care Clinic in Baltimore City. Here I had the chance to provide diagnoses, treatment, and assessments to children and adults dealing with the effects of maltreatment and intimate partner violence. My love for play-based therapy grew during this experience, and I am now working toward becoming a Registered Play Therapist. During my early career, I became certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with additional training in: 

  • Integrative Treatment of Complex Trauma for Children and Adolescents (ITCT-C & ITCT-A)
  • Play Therapy 
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) 
  • Safety Planning & Crisis Intervention
  • Assessments 
 

A little more about me…

 

When I am not in the office, I am probably watching Netflix. My current show-related obsessions include Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy. If I am not watching Netflix, I am likely trying to find something new/exciting to try out. I am currently enjoying scrapbooking. I might also be spending time with my lovely niece named Rowan (2 ½ year old curly redheaded cutie), that brings me an abundance of joy that I cannot get enough of. Also, my partner and I have two furbabies named Harley (4 year old Yorkie/rescue) and Ellie (1 year old Corgi/adopted), who are the center of our worlds. 🙂 

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