I work with vulnerable populations to protect their wishes, safety and care while navigating healthcare, family dynamics and more.
I work closely with adults between ages
18 -100 to work towards mental wellness and health. I use a strengths based approach and walk along side clients as they pursue their desired changes and outcomes.
Areas of focus:
Life changes and transitions
Chronic or terminal illness and navigation.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Together with clients and families I am available for consultation. Often these visits are geared toward families dealing with an elderly person or a chronic illness. I use innovation and experience to assist families and clients in achieving comfort and understanding.
I work with clients to promote positive and desired changes. I challenge clients in their thinking patterns, use positive regard and reflective listening and am dedicated to meeting a client "where they are" in their change process. I promote tools and techniques for managing anxiety in the clients environment and work together to build confidence in the skills.
Most insurance is accepted.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, governed by the Oregon State Board of Social Workers and am an active member of the NASW.
I have spent years working with hospice patients and their families. I have worked to integrate terminal diagnosis and grief in to the lives of those left behind as well as the patient. I have worked with grief and life transitions.
I am originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and have lived in Central Oregon since 2005. I will continue to support my community whenever and however I am able.
Reaching out for help and support can be scary. I am here to ease that discomfort. I take most insurances and am available to provide virtual/Telehealth during this uncertain time. If I am not the best fit for you or the challenge you face, I will connect you with another provider.
See the problem
Make the connection for support.
Work together to customize a care plan that is right for you.
Maintain connection and support.
Use your new skills.
Working with Sarah helped me discover and maintain the skills I needed to manage my anxiety. Sarah's method of connection and support showed me I was living with suffering that was not healthy and offered me a path to health and success.
Maria, age 41