Sarah joins The Sibley Group with prior experience working with teens, adults, parents, and the broader networks that support them. Previously, she worked in community mental health and school settings providing therapy for middle and high school students, as well as education and advocacy on mental health issues for school communities. Sarah offers adult and teen therapy for those experiencing life transitions, chronic pain and health conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism-spectrum disorders, and learning disabilities. She brings a warm, authentic and dynamic energy to her work.
Drawing from a variety of clinical modalities, Sarah’s approach integrates ACT (Acceptance and Commitment therapy), GI psychology, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, psychodynamic therapy, and the SHARP model for socioeducation. In her work, she seeks to address power dynamics that can often be embedded in therapy by centering the therapeutic relationship and client experience. Sarah emphasizes client choice and empowerment, encouraging teens and adults to take the lead while providing guidance and support. She cares deeply about continuing to grow as an anti-racist clinician, and thus encourages clients (and herself!) to examine larger systems impacting them and their world. In addition, she adopts a collaborative and holistic approach by supporting clients in navigating systems that impact mental health symptoms, such as in medical and school settings.
Sarah graduated with a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University and received her MSW degree from the Catholic University of America. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. She also has her licenses in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Ohio, and can see clients for virtual therapy in those states.
Sarah was born, raised and educated in the DMV and is familiar with the unique joys, challenges and culture that teenagers, adults and parents experience in this area. Outside of work she enjoys live music, spoiling her cat and being as active as possible through hiking, running, crossfit and cycling.