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Healing with Compassion and Care

Hey, I'm Sara (she/her) 

I'm a Somatic and Attachment Focused EMDR trained trauma therapist and educator offering services in North Carolina with Counseling Professionals PLLC. I've been providing support, education and advocacy for those impacted by interpersonal trauma for the last decade. I'm passionate about helping adults find relief from anxiety and reconnect with their authenic self after traumatic experiences. My hope is that clients move from just trying to get by, to thriving. 

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My Educational + Professional Background

​Education + Certifications:

MA Women's and Gender Studies, UNCG, 2014

MSW Clinical Focus, UNC, 2019

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, PESI, 2019

Somatic + Attachment Focused EMDR Trained Clinician, 50 hrs, EMDRIA Approved, 2022

My Professional Experience:

I have worked in the interpersonal violence field for over a decade in various roles providing advocacy services, education and direct survivor support. I've always been drawn to working with emerging adults and have worked at both NC State and Meredith College. After deciding to change my career path and become a therapist, I began working part-time as a counselor for an employee assistance program, providing short term solution focused therapy and crisis intervention, and part-time at a group practice providing individual therapy. In 2020 I transitioned to providing individual therapy full time with Counseling Professionals. In the last 2 years I've focused all of my continued education on learning the most up to date and effective tools to treat trauma. In 2022 I became an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing trained therapist. I take continuous growth seriously; I obtain regular IFS informed EMDR consultation and consult with trans/queer providers to ensure that I am providing the most affirming care possible. have spent nearly all of my professional career learinging about the impacts of trauma on the mind and body and have maintained a passion for helping others

The Fun Stuff

I'm a northern transplant born and raised in Connecticut. My toxic trait is getting distracted by client's pets mid session. I was a first-generation college student and student athlete (softball pitcher). I liked the color pink and Taylor 

Swift before they were cool. When I'm not in the office you can find me lifting weights, baking, fostering dogs, listening to pop culture podcasts, watching Bravo, watering my plants or loving on my three rescue beagles. Oh, and of course you can catch me in my own therapist's office!

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