BBS #105728
Im Sarah, a Registered Associate Marriage and Family therapist working under the supervision of Katie Sanford, LPCC. As a therapist, I value each client’s unique story. I understand that it takes courage to open up to someone and I believe it is through this courage and willingness to be vulnerable that true healing and growth are possible.

I have experience working with adults, teens, and families dealing with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, mood disorders, and relationship challenges. Additionally, I specialize in providing treatment to clients going through stressful life transitions or individuals who may be feeling “stuck” in some way. 




When working with clients, I strive to have a warm, collaborative approach that is rooted in an honest, non-judgmental stance. I approach treatment from a Cognitive Behavioral framework while also integrating interventions based on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Narrative therapy. While I believe that effective treatment leads to a greater awareness of how one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviors are connected, research shows that in order to implement meaningful change, acceptance and self compassion must also be present. As we work together we will explore the root beliefs that create undesired patterns in your life while also learning to cultivate self compassion and understanding in this process. 


-Trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
-Trained in Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders
-MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from California School of Professional Psychology
-BA in Psychology from Biola University