Licensed Practicing Counselor Associate,
Registered Art Therapist Provisional
Supervised by Michelle Nietert LPC-S
Call Sarah at (972)339-2411
Sometimes words are not enough, but a picture (image) speaks a thousand words. If you have ever felt that words could not express how you were feeling, art therapy might be the key to personal expression and growth.
Sarah is passionate about using creative espression to bring about life transformation. She comes with specialized training in art therapy. Sarah is experienced working with clients using drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, and found objects. She often introduces clients to new art media and is able to help those who are intimidated by drawing find a media to express themselves. Sarah uses art to increase personal expression, emotional regulation, identity development, self-esteem, and resilience.
With five years of art therapy experience. Sarah enjoys helping children, adolescents, and adults learn to process complex feelings through creative expression. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings in Texas as well as the East Coast. Sarah has specialized training in art therapy, sand tray, trauma therapy, and trust based relational intervention.
-Trauma - Sarah provides an empathetic practice that encourages mindfulness and integrating your past pain into your story of resilience.
-Adoption – Sarah has six years of experience working in the adoption field. She has worked with international adoptions as well as adoptions through DFPS. She focuses on helping the whole family unit develop and strengthen new family bonds, as well as helping children develop healthy attachments and learn how to regulate their emotions.
-Multicultural Families – As a biracial therapist she focuses on helping biracial children develop a sense of cultural identity. She comes with understanding of the process of a multicultural family developing a blended family culture.
- Adolescents – Art therapy is a powerful form of expression for adolescents, and can often provide a form of communication when talk therapy has been resisted.
- Children and adolescents living with Non Birth Parent caregivers – She focuses on helping families adjust to new family dynamics and develop healthy bonds.
Background and Experience
Sarah comes from a multi-cultural family, and lived over six years of her adult life in Asia, where she worked to improve living conditions in orphanges and help place children in families. Her experience in Asia began a passion in her to provide the mental health support that families and children need after experiencing adversity. Upon returning the the US she pursued her eduction in art therapy on the East Coast. Afterwards she moved to Texas in 2017 and is thankful to now call Texas home.
Sarah has worked in multiple mental heatlh settings including inpatient psychiatric, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, in home therapy, and case management for adoptive families.
Sarah uses her wide variety of international experience as well as mental health experience to meet her clients where they are at and help clients move towards their desired goals in life.
Education and Training
Master of Arts in Art Therapy August 2017, George Washington University – Washington DC.
Bachelor of Arts in Pscyhology, May 2015, Liberty University – Lynchburg Virginia