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Hey There! 

I'm Sara (she/her/hers). I'm a licensed clinical social worker and certified trauma professional. I provide individual therapy for millennial and emerging adult cis and trans women in North Carolina with Counseling Professionals PLLC. In these trying times I know how easy it is to feel bogged down, alone and overwhelmed. I believe that with support, compassion and intentional work we can move from just getting by to

thriving. 

My My Educational + Professional Background

​I obtained my Masters in Women's and Gender Studies from UNC Greensboro in 2014. While in this program my research and practical experience focused on the intersections of gender, sexuality and interpersonal violence (IPV). Between 2013 and 2016 I acted as a regular contributor for See The Triumph, a research-based public awareness campaign designed to share empowering messages that people can overcome abuse. Upon graduation from UNCG I accepted a job at NC State's Women's Center where I acted as the Rape Prevention Education Coordinator. In this role I provided campus wide IPV education and acted as the university's  primary victim advocate for student survivors of IPV. While I loved many pieces of my job I still felt unfulfilled career-wise. After a brief quarter-life-crisis(ish), some introspection, and self-work I found my way back into grad school. While in my MSW program I completed a practicum at Meredith College where I acted as a mental health and disability counselor.  I obtained my Masters in (Clinical) Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill in May 2019, then obtained my clinical trauma professional certification. Upon graduation I began working with Counseling Professionals PLLC. 

My educational background coupled with my professional and personal experiences allow me to do two of the things that I enjoy most: provide psychotherapy and educate others about interpersonal violence prevention and response. These experiences give me an expansive view  of the issues concerning our universities today,  as well as a nuanced understanding of gender and sexuality. All of which I apply to my work with clients. 

The Fun Stuff

Like so many others here in NC I am a northern transplant, born and raised in Connecticut. I was a college athlete (softball pitcher) but now most of my athleticism is used to throw toys for my fur kids to chase. Yep, I'm a proud Beagle and cat mom. When I'm not in the office you can find me trying my millennial hand at TikTok (womp-womp), attempting to honor my Italian heritage by recreating my nonie's sweet recipes, dancing to a T.Swift song, lifting weights, or listening to Audible smutt.