Welcome! I am happy you are here and have chosen to reach out for support. I know it can be challenging to take that first step. That takes courage!
My name is Dr. Sarah Golden, and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan. I am a National Certified Counselor. I earned my graduate degree in Counselor Education and my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. I have worked in the counseling profession in a variety of capacities as a counselor and a consultant.
As we start working together, I hope to create a space where you can talk and feel heard. We will collaboratively help you navigate some of the challenges and feelings you've expressed and identify some goals you have for counseling. My style is to create a safe, collaborative, and warm environment for clients to explore their thoughts, experiences, and challenges while working toward their personal goals. My counseling approach is integrated and combines a person-centered, humanistic, CBT, mindfulness practices, and solution-focused approach.
I look forward to starting this journey with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Emptiness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 7906
MI LPC 6401012767
Dr. Golden is a wonderful therapist. She is a fantastic listener and always present during our sessions. I came to her with anxiety from balancing the needs of aging parents, a long distance relationship, career, and friends. Dr. Golden listens to my feelings, helps me reframe them, then provides worksheets, tools, and asks me questions to help me identify actionable steps so that I leave the session feeling empowered in my life. We have also had a few deeper paradigm shifting sessions where my view of my life changes. In the last 15 years, I’ve been through 4 other therapists and Dr. Golden by far the best. I cannot more highly recommend.
Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching