Sara Dochterman (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Looking for a therapist who is a good fit can feel overwhelming and frustrating. Taking this first step is courageous and I am here to help!

Clinical Social Worker in Georgia

  • Individual

About My Clients

If you are struggling with the psychological and emotional impact of trauma or neglect, anxiety or depression, or living as a highly sensitive person in a world that may feel harsh, therapy can help you heal and create the meaningful, fulfilling life you long for. Together, we can walk the path to finding your health and wholeness.

My Background and Approach

I take a gentle approach to therapy. When it comes to healing, I believe you can get where you want to go faster by slowing down. This may sound paradoxical, but going slowly allows you to pick up on things you might miss if you go too fast. Above all, counseling provides a safe space to explore the underlying causes of your challenges and speak freely about what’s coming up for you. I draw from an eclectic mix of approaches. I often use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) to help clients process old emotional wounds. Sometimes hypnotherapy can be helpful in processing emotional wounds and healing unconscious beliefs. Additionally, I like to bring in creative therapies and use drawing, writing, and other forms of art. Creativity can help you get in touch with your emotions and experience peace of mind. Somatic and mindfulness approaches may also be helpful. No matter how difficult it may seem, I am confident that you can live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

In addition to my therapy practice, I served as the Associate Director for my Alma Mater, the School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Part of my job there was serving as the coordinator of the Professional Development program, helping other therapists become the best professionals they can be through post graduate training. When time permits, I facilitate workshops and retreats focused on creativity, mindfulness and spirituality. A focal point of these events is always the labyrinth, an ancient spiritual tool that is thousands of years old, walked by millions of people of all cultures and traditions. It is a simple, yet deeply powerful tool for meditation, healing, finding clarity, or simply relaxing. A bit of nature in every day fills me up, whether it’s hanging out in my back yard or my greatest love, a long hike in the Smokies. I love that so much that I have recently moved to the mountains of North Carolina and spend some of most weekends exploring a new trail.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 16 years of practice
  • Rate: $185 - 185/session

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