Sarah has a genuine and calming presence, as well as an infectious laugh, that invites others to feel at ease around her. Through her work, she strives to help others live with intention and integrity, often by encouraging time for quiet reflection and discovery. This also may mean helping others build and enhance strengths, and/or come to terms with challenges or the effects of past trauma. From her own experiences, she has learned that healing from past wounds is possible, although it takes effort and courage to do so. Plus, “healing” may not look the way we hope it will — it often doesn’t mean going back “to the way things were.” She also believes that when people bring their full selves into the world, then everyone benefits.
She endeavors to practice what she preaches, which basically means she only asks of others what she is willing to ask of herself. This has included leaving a stable, lucrative job in order to work in a way that complements her strengths without overwhelming her limits. By practicing a variety of the skills she teaches, Sarah has more energy and attentiveness to give to others and feels healthier in her mind, body, and soul.
A big influence on Sarah’s approach to life is a question her grandfather asks: What have you done today for the good of the order?
When she is not working, Sarah can generally be found with family and friends, hanging out with her dog, writing, meditating, or learning something new.
- PhD in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University (2007)
- Pre-doctoral internship at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, Texas (2007)
- Post-doctoral fellowship in Palliative Care at the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System, San Antonio, Texas (2008)
- Licensed Psychologist, State of Ohio #6477 (2008)
- Completion of EMDRIA-Approved Basic Training I & II in EMDR Therapy (2010-2011)
- Professional Memberships: