Sports & Performance Wellness Division Director ~ Primary Counselor
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Sarah previously worked in the Chicagoland area as a Public Relations Specialist after receiving a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Missouri. She shifted careers to focus on her passion for counseling and psychotherapy.
Sarah’s theoretical orientation is grounded in a psychodynamic approach that promotes the exploration of how our past heavily influences our present. She believes it’s imperative to meet the client where they are, creating a safe therapeutic alliance. Sarah is experienced in treating clients with relationship issues, recovery-related work and career concerns as well as self-esteem and body image struggles. She also treats anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and trauma. Sarah is a firm believer in process-oriented healing, working with clients to heal past wounds and helping them become emotionally and mentally healthy individuals.
Sarah is Millennium’s Sports & Performance Wellness Division Director. She played Division 1 Collegiate Volleyball at the University of Missouri, where she earned an SEC Championship Title after an undefeated season. She attributes her successes in the sports arena to positive coaching, sports psychology, and mental health counseling. These methodologies have heavily influenced her current counseling practice, where she specializes in counseling student-athletes from both a sport performance and emotional well-being perspective. Sarah believes that the mind and body connection are crucial in managing and coping with performance related stressors and the mental health of the student-athlete. Through her extensive experience in the collegiate athletic setting, Sarah understands the existing demands and stressors that elite athlete’s experience and takes a holistic approach in helping them heal and grow.
Sarah’s favorite quote is “In order to be great, you must first fall in love with the process of becoming great” – Coach of NBA Superstar, Blake Griffin.
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