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Sarah is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health in May 2020 from Webster University. Sarah is half Omani and half American. She is originally from Muscat, Oman, and moved to Saint Louis in summer of 2011 to further her education and reconnect with her mother’s culture. Sarah is under the clinical supervision of Rashonda Thornton, LPC, MAADC 2.
Sarah works with adults and teens 16 and up who are looking for guidance in improving their quality of life. Sarah is passionate about helping others learn more about themselves in a different way: through trying softer. Sometimes the quality of our thoughts themselves can cause us to shoot out of our window of presence and hinder the way we view and participate in life– a way that may not be in alignment with our values and needs. Yes, life can, and will, be distressing, challenging and hard. Unfortunately, those moments are not negotiable. What is negotiable, though, is how we choose to respond to it. In sessions with Sarah, you can expect to explore themes of self: self-acceptance, self-trust, self-love, self-compassion, self-talk, self-image, self-confidence, self-care, self-forgiveness, self-discipline, and most important, self-awareness. Sprinkles of compassion are also expected!
One of her favorite sayings that sums up her therapy philosophy is from Glenda the Good Witch, “you’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” Sarah believes that is where and how therapy comes into play; by helping clients rediscover the skills they already have and guide them to become the best authentic version of themselves.
Sarah also believes in the power of what she likes to refer to as, “pressing play.” Many times, in life, we find ourselves time and time again pressing the rewind button in our movie (life). We ruminate over what should’ve been, could’ve been, and would’ve been. Instead of looking at our past as a place of reference, we tend to feel stuck in a place of residence. What would it look like for you to press the play button, to take a chance on yourself, and see what’s next?
What can your life look like if the ‘thing’ weighing you down was no longer a barrier? What will it look like if instead of tuning into your inner critic, you channeled into your inner cheerleader?
Sarah has an integrated approach when it comes to her theoretical orientation. As an advocate of Humanistic and Existential theories, she believes her clients are innately good, have free will, and that there is meaning and reasoning to everything in our lives. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are other approaches that Sarah utilizes in her counseling toolbox.
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