Sara takes a client-centered, collaborative, and humanistic approach to therapy. She believes that we are relational beings, designed to connect with and inspire others. Sara desires to help her clients find meaning in the midst of hard times, to help them acknowledge their pain, while also noticing and celebrating the good. Life is complicated and each person that comes through her door is seen as a unique individual with struggles that are profoundly personal. It is important that each person she works with feels seen, valued, and supported in a way that is unique to the individual. Sara maintains a biding curiosity that can help clients process and heal, discover new and surprising revelations, providing clarity and perspective, and leading to personal growth and self-knowledge.
Sara grew up on the Kenai Peninsula in Homer, Alaska. She married her high school sweetheart and started her family in Spokane in the early 2000’s. As a military wife, Sara’s family has been stationed in Washington, Missouri, Hawaii, and Alaska, and has now come full circle, returning to Spokane. Prior to her work as a therapist, Sara loved her work as a photographer for many years. Transitioning into life as an empty nester, she enjoys cooking with her husband, being outdoors appreciating the beauty of nature, and spending time with family. Wherever she goes, whether camping, hiking, or exploring her property, her dog Ryder is always by her side.
Sara holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Counseling from Liberty University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Whitworth University.