Sara has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Memphis (2017) and a Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Memphis (2021). While in graduate school Sara completed her practicum and internship at the University of Memphis Counseling Center, working with adults through issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, LGBTQIA+ issues, stress management and life transitions.
It takes a lot of courage to take that first step in deciding to begin counseling and it is an honor to help individuals promote positive change in their lives through the therapy process. My therapeutic approach is rooted in Person-Centered therapy in which the relationship between client and clinician is a priority and is based in mutual trust and respect, empathy and congruence. I use integrative techniques in every session to meet the unique needs of each client, such as CBT, trauma-informed therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, reality therapy and Gestalt therapy. I believe that individuals are experts on themselves and because of this I take a collaborative approach in working with clients, utilizing what is known as Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) to get client input in evaluating progress, clients’ needs and how to better support individuals throughout the therapeutic process.”