Hi! My name is Sarah, and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I strive to be a welcoming, warm, honest voice for change and empowerment!
Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boston, MA
I've found great success operating from an eclectic framework, including the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT encouraged clients to challenge unhelpful or maladaptive thoughts that bring around unwanted or unhealthy actions. Doing this can improve emotional regulation, understanding, and processing. At the heart of this is discovering the core beliefs we have about ourselves and how they've influenced and effected our thoughts and decision-making.
I've found that to a certain extent, (especially in this political and social climate) anxiety, dread, and depression can be attributed to the human condition; that is, being a human in this deeply imperfect world is bound to bring with it anxieties, worries, and a sense of loneliness sometimes. Viewing it as a normal, although unpleasant, part of life can help to shift the narrative from pathology, to a temporary feeling that we can use to explore these emotions and how they impact us globally.
I am truly passionate about the heart behind Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: radical acceptance of who you are and where you are in the moment, while making the changes necessary to be more aligned with your values. I'm currently under supervision for DBT by a Linehan Board of Certification, Certified clinician. I also believe wholeheartedly in the efficacy of mindfulness-based practices in order to become more aware of our thoughts and emotions and to be fully present in our lives.
I really enjoy helping people navigate changes and transitions in their lives, whether that is graduating, going to college, marriage, divorce, loss of job, moving. I understand that it doesn't need to be a specifically negative change to create stress and unease. I've worked with high school and college students, parents of kids with disabilities, women leaving abusive or toxic relationships, young adults navigating life out of college, and young professionals navigating career transitions.