Sara graduated with a master's degree in social work and divinity in 2017. She has since worked as a psychotherapist for adults, adolescents, and groups in a community clinic. Sara helps her clients address many concerns, including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, past trauma, and abuse. In addition, Sara is a certified EMDR therapist.
Her divinity background adds to her understanding and ability to guide clients experiencing existential crises and other spiritual and meaning of life issues. Sara has special interest in helping clients of all faiths and religious backgrounds navigate their spirituality.
Sara's counseling style is person-centered, and she holds a core belief that everyone is the expert of their own lives and experiences. Her role as a counselor is to help you discover the change you want for yourself and guide you toward that change. Sara is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Her journey lends itself well to her current walk and talk therapy practice. After experiencing challenging medical and work-related stressors during grad school, Sara turned to the great outdoors and experienced the healing power of nature firsthand. She and her family spend time camping, hiking, and trail running. Now that she's a Durango "local," Sara will be sharing the trails, waterways, and slopes with those who play outside year-round.
When Sara discovered TrailTalk, she decided to leave her traditional counseling job behind and started taking her clients out on the trails. Join Sara to move your body and clear your mind.® Call for an "emotional tune-up" and experience a new approach to mental health counseling.