Please call me Sara. I’ve been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for 28 years. My Master’s is in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA (1987).
I work with adults, couples and adolescents. My specialty is counseling adult survivors of childhood sexual and physical abuse. In the course of a general practice, as mine is, I also see many clients experiencing depression, anxiety and relationship issues. Often these manifest in major life transitions.
I do a lot with mindfulness and relaxation techniques. I also find Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and Focusing helpful.
My home is my office and I sometimes use my cats and dog as co-therapists.
When I’m not working, I write or play with my 100-year old house, the animals, sing, read or do yard work.
This is my second career. The first 20 years of my working life were spent as a reporter.