Lisenced Mental Health Practioner, Registered Play Therapist - MS, LMHP, RPT
A mother of three and with over 15 years working in a variety of mental health and educational settings, Sarah knows kids. She is passionate about helping children & adolescents find their voice in this world through healing, empowerment, & development of a positive self-concept.
Sarah also understands the unique challenges that anxiety disorders present, and has specialized training in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) to deliver the best, most evidenced based practices to treat OCD and anxiety related disorders. Sarah is a trained provider by the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and is also a registered provider of the IOCDF.org. She works with adults, teens, and children utilizing this gold standard treatment.
Sarah holds Bachelor Degrees in Psychology & Education, and earned a Master’s in Counseling from UNO in 2008. Her credentials include: Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and a Certificate of Play Therapy. Sarah has previously held certifications as a Certified Teacher and Certified School Counselor.
Sarah believes passionately in the power of play and that all children are valuable, capable, & worthy of love & opportunity.
Child/Adolescent Specialties include: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, phobias, trauma, school-related problems, anxiety, depression, low-self esteem & attachment
Adult Specialties include: OCD, stress management, anxiety, parenting issues, & parent training
Sarah has completed training in:
ERP (Exposure Response Prevention)-trained through BTTI
Theraplay, Level 1
EMDR, Level 1 and Level 2
PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy)
Play Therapy including:
She is a Registered Play Therapist with additional training in: early childhood mental health, inner child for adults, attachment, anxiety, grief, sand tray, and trauma-informed care, play therapy with EMDR
Skills and Expertise
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Attention Deficit (ADHD)
Blended Family Issues
Child or Adolescent
Divorce and Divorce Adjustment
Trauma and PTSD
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Therapy unique to each client
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)