Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm a licensed graduate social worker providing (LGSW) heart-centered, feminist, intersectional, and person-centered therapy.
Therapist in ,
Supervised by Melanie Dirsa, LICSW
The Internal Family Systems (IFS) perspective allows the complexity of all who you are shine. This therapeutic approach highlights and identifies the different "parts" of you. These parts can include partner, student, sister, brother, artist, musician, etc. They all matter and play a role in how you are able to show up for yourself and others. By using this approach, we can provide more compassion and curiosity to the different "parts" of you.
I believe there is power in talk therapy and conversation. By identifying and collaborating where a thought pattern may need to change, CBT can provide restructure to negative self-talk.
The LGBTQ community faces greater discrimination and barriers to accessing mental health services simply because of who they are. I have 7 years of experience working for LGBTQ health access, and I strongly believe I understand many of the struggles the LGBTQ community face. From coming out to family struggles to institutionalized discrimination, my therapy practice aims to support queer individuals and to help them find a place of belonging.
As a fat person myself, I am oriented from a Health At Every Size (HAES) perspective. This orientation guides my work as a therapist by providing a radical body acceptance space . This approach is rooted in the feminist perspective and challenges the ideas, beliefs, and norms that society places on body ideals. In therapy, we will explore together, the journey of self-love, body neutrality, and how internalized fatphobia can show up in our lives and relationships.
I have spent 7 years working in reproductive justice, and I am trained as an abortion doula. I believe folks of all gender identities and expressions have a right to process the complexities of becoming pregnant.