- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Trained
- Parent and Child Interaction Therapy Trained
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Certified
- Forensic Interview Trained
Sarah graduated from the University of Utah with her Bachelors degree in Social Work and a minor in Pediatric Clinical Research. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Sarah contributed to over nine clinical trials at Primary Children’s Hospital, worked as a psychiatric technician for a local male residential treatment center, and interned for the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). After graduation, she continued her work with DCFS by accepting a position with Salt Lake Region’s Child Protective Services team. It was through her work with DCFS that she developed a strong passion for child welfare, family attachment, social justice, and the treatment of trauma. Sarah then decided to pursue a Masters in Social Work (MSW) at her beloved University of Utah.
Sarah continued her fervency for research by working for the Utah Criminal Justice Center (UCJC) as a graduate research assistant while completing her MSW program. Sarah’s psychotherapeutic experience developed while interning at Primary Children’s Hospital in the Day Treatment Program. Sarah worked as an intern therapist conducting individual, family, and group therapies with children and adolescents. She has spent the last year working at the Christmas Box House in Ogden Utah, which serves as a respite shelter for children and adolescents in the foster care system.
Sarah has a deep passion for working with youth while they discover their place in the world and navigate familial connection. She approaches therapy from a cognitive behavioral and narrative perspective. She believes that words, both said and unsaid, carry purpose, action, and have great influence over the family unit. In her free time, she enjoys living in downtown Salt Lake City and exploring the balance of city and wilderness in her backyard. She enjoys discovering new restaurants, mountain hiking with her husband and dog, and reading all kinds of literature in her at-home hammock.