Sarah was born and raised in Marietta, GA and strongly believes in investing her time and energy into making her community a better place. She received her Undergraduate Degree in Human Services and Master’s of Clinical Social Work from Kennesaw State University. Sarah’s passion for working with children and families started while working as a family preservation specialist, advocating for the well-being of children and connecting their families to community resources, counseling services, and parent education programs. After obtaining her LMSW, she began conducting in-home therapeutic services for Hillside’s Community Intervention Programs. Her services included crisis intervention, skills coaching, individual and family therapy, parent education and support, and connecting families to appropriate community support.
Sarah has eight years of experience working with children, teens, young adults, and parents. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by Dr. Sherri Manning and is also an accredited provider of Triple P (Positive Parenting Program). She uses DBT and CBT techniques in her practice to help clients learn and develop skills needed to cope painful emotions and feelings and navigate the struggles and stresses that life presents on a daily basis. Sarah utilizes mindfulness in her practice to help create emotional awareness and help clients experience life in the present moment.
Sarah is passionate about helping children, teens and their families develop positive interpersonal relationships, increase communication, set appropriate boundaries, and form their homes into a safe, loving, and supportive environment for all members of the family. She has worked with individuals who experience life with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and other emotional and behavioral difficulties. She has worked with clients on social skills, grief and loss, challenges with life transitions, school-based anxiety, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal thoughts/ideation, aggression and parenting skills. When Sarah is not working you can find her spending time with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs. She loves hiking and being outdoors, reading, attempting to cook new recipes and trying new restaurants.