Trauma Counseling

Whether we have survived a life-threatening event or emotional trauma, the impact can be long-term. Trauma can be the result of losing a loved one (including pets), a relationship end, physical violence, and even events in the workplace. People struggling with trauma often describe feeling isolated and out of control. Sarah utilizes a variety of treatment modalities, including EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing is an evidence-based approach that has been proven to be one of the most effective interventions with regard to trauma. EMDR requires specialized training. Not only am she a trained EMDR therapist, but she is also the coordinator of the Florida Keys Trauma Recovery Network.

Please don’t live under the cloud of your past. Reach out – help is available.

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Children and Teens

Substance Abuse

Frequently Asked Questions

Imagine your teen being happier and successful, feeling less anxious, depressed, or irritable – it is within your reach. You would be able to focus less on your teen because you know they are being seen and their challenges have been addressed in counseling.

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