Children and Teens

Children and Teens Counseling

Raising children is hard and there is information coming to parents from all directions about the “right” way to raise a child, none of which may be helpful in your specific situation or with your child.

Huge pressures can make any parent feel inadequate and helpless when your child seems to be struggling emotionally.    

Body Shaming, Bullying, Slut-Shaming, Gay Bashing and countless other situations that your child may come in contact with at school or on social media can be addressed with children, teens and with their families helping them to find courage, strength, and good decision-making processes.

While treatment focuses on working with your child or teen, there is also integration with parents or any other caregivers that influence their lives.

Using a combination of therapy techniques, learning strategies, cognitive behavioral therapy, and behavioral modification, Sarah provides a safe environment that promotes inner growth, confidence, and balance.

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Substance Abuse

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never talked to anyone. I’m used to handling things on my own. Aren’t people who go to therapy weak?
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.
What’s the difference between talking to you or my best friend or family?

A mental health professional has the training and experience to help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.

Why shouldn’t I just take medication?
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals.

Medication can be effective and is sometimes needed in conjunction with therapy.

How does it work? What do I have to do in sessions?
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs
How long will it take?

Unfortunately, this is not possible to answer in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.

As therapy is unique to each individual, as we will map out a path to a healthier life together.

I want to get the most out of therapy. What can I do to help?
I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.


I have been practicing for over 20 years. I work with people struggling with both mental health and substance abuse problems.

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6400 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050