Hello. Thank you for taking the time to learn a little about me. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I believe while I am an expert in my field, you are the expert of your life. I view counseling as an opportunity to walk side by side with my clients, and offer them support and skills while dealing with life challenges. I take a person centered and solution focused approach. I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). You may not have been responsible for the things that have happened in your life. You are responsible for how you respond to those things from this day forward! You have made the first step in seeking help and I would be honored to join you in your journey.
A little more about me... I earned my Bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation Studies in 2008 and began working in addiction counseling in 2009. I have worked in a variety of settings including adult and juvenile criminal justice institutions, adult residential centers, and running an addiction recovery program in a homeless shelter for women and children. I have worked with the family and criminal court systems to help people along their individualized recovery journey. In 2018 I earned my Masters of Arts in Integrated Recovery and Co-Occurring Disorders and began working towards earning my independent LPC. I have extensive history in both addiction and trauma counseling and view it as a privilege when a client chooses to share their story with me.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 83544
Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Sarah is the best listener. She remembers the small details of my life just as well the big stuff. She helps me connect the dots in a kind, empathetic, and supportive way. Our sessions have made a significant impact as a mom, wife, friend, leader, and colleague.
Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I always feel better after my sessions with Sarah. She is awesome and I’m so grateful she is helping me! Highly recommend
Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
She’s empathetic and empowering. She’ll encourage you to take time with your own process, while challenging you to grow. It has been a great experience which has impacted me strongly. I recommend Sarah.
Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd
She is wonderful
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, and self esteem
Sandra Brown has done a great job making me feel heard and never judged. I feel I have a safe space to unpack my thoughts and feelings with her and I greatly appreciate that.
Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd