Hello, nice to “meet” you! My name’s Sara and I’m glad you’re thinking of working on self-betterment. I’d love to walk this healing path with you.
I’ll tell you a bit about myself.
I’m a local to the Lehigh Valley area, but originally from the Jersey side. I have been working in the mental health field since 2010. I have a wide variety of interests, as evidenced by work in many fields of study. I originally attended Rutgers University and triple majored in Biological Sciences, Psychology, and English — I couldn’t make up my mind. But, I’m glad to have had these experiences — honestly, I synthesize these “different” disciplines more than I had originally thought I would, in my current work. After departing from Rutgers and a few tries at some different fields, I enrolled at Lehigh University, ultimately earning a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Human Services. I found my fit — I really enjoy working with a diverse body of people and hearing their stories! And I really enjoy supporting folks through tough times, hearing who they’d really like to be, and working to remove the roadblocks keeping them from their dreams. With this in mind, I then enrolled at Widener University’s program in Human Sexuality, earning a second master’s. Working in sexuality topics is my ultimate passion. I love helping clients structure their ideal life and am not afraid to pay close attention to a key aspect of being a human — our broad sexualities! I specialize in working with folks around gender identity, sexuality, intimacy and relationships, communication, sexual pain, and with LGBT individuals, those in consensually nonmonogamous relationships, folks who identify as kinky, people involved in sexual or domestic violence, and those who might just desire some more sex education and affirmation.
I draw on a therapeutic orientation of feminist and humanistic counseling, which is all about power sharing and emboldening and uplifting clients using a strength-based approach.
In my free time, I love to read and write, draw, travel (the header photo on this website I took in Assateague Island MD and the photo here of me is at Pike’s Peak CO!), spend time with close friends, practice mindfulness outdoors, volunteer in the community, and I’m an avid gamer — I like story-based games and RPGs.
Services I Offer:
In my practice I offer both individual and group services. I am experienced in individual and couple’s counseling. I also have developed a few group therapy initiatives over the years that meet regularly.
I offer meetings in-person as well as online.
In addition to mental health counseling services, I am certified to offer Master-level Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training, and consulting hypnotism.
I sometimes have the pleasure to offer workshops to individuals in the community which you can inquire about.
I am licensed in the state of Pennsylvania to provide counseling services. I do not currently accept insurance, and use a cash fee model. I can provide you a receipt for our meetings which you can submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement.
If you are NOT in Pennsylvania and seeking or virtual advising I certainly welcome a meeting to discuss how to create your best sexual life, and to provide educational consulting and coaching. However, be aware that if you would like counseling or therapy-related mental health services you must seek a practitioner licensed in your state of residence 🙂
My fee is $120/hr. Sliding scale is available upon request.
If you are seeking a specialty I don’t have much experience in, I have a host of wonderful colleagues to direct you toward.
I truly enjoy envisioning the “whole” human and look forward to meeting you and joining you on your healing journey!