Sarah Peterman, MSW, LCSW, works with anxiety, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorders, as well as those who self-injure and have self-esteem problems. She is trained at CBT and DBT. Her CBT work challenges clients to make sense of “how they got here,” identify continued barriers and learn to harness the ability to effectively use coping skills to overcome life obstacles. DBT teaches clients to stop fighting their thoughts and feelings and learn to work cooperatively with them for change. Her Exposure Response Prevention techniques are effective with clients suffering from OCD.
Sarah believes that helping others is her calling. She is honored to be able to walk each day with her clients through their struggles and to be there for the precious “a-ha” moments when they begin to recognize their intrinsic power to grow, change and overcome life’s most daunting obstacles. She prides herself in being accepting, non-judgmental, caring, and “going the extra mile” for her clients. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Sarah takes a holistic approach to her job. She considers all factors which may be involved in creating distress, and can help clients work towards healing by changing their own thoughts and behaviors and by identifying areas for change in their environment and coordinating with other providers.
Sarah began her social work/psychotherapy career in 2006, when she provided mental health residential treatment services to teen and adult females who struggled with mood and anxiety, eating, personality, and substance abuse disorders and self-injury. Learning how and why mental illness impacts women helped shape her later work with a more diverse female population. Her work in a community mental health center gave her valuable experience with a diverse client population who struggled with a myriad of personal and relational problems. Throughout her career, Sarah has counseled adults, teens, and families, all having an array of mental health and relationship challenges.
Sarah provides skilled and effective psychotherapy to clients struggling with anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive and Borderline Personality Disorders, as well as those who self-injure and have self-esteem problems. She is a trained practitioner of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), both of which facilitate happiness, healthiness and emotional and relational fulfillment. CBT challenges clients to make sense of “how they got here,” identify continued barriers and learn to harness the ability to effectively use coping skills to overcome life obstacles. DBT teaches clients to stop fighting their thoughts and feelings and learn to work cooperatively with them for change. Sarah also is trained to provide Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) to her clients with severe anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Because of Sarah’s effective clinical skills and her motivation to go over and beyond for her clients, she consistently helps her clients achieve positive outcomes. She has a knack for motivating and challenging them, while making them feel supported and empowered at taking the important steps towards the life they want to be living. These experiences have reinforced her belief in the power of therapy - seeing clients with severe and complex challenges heal and grow by facing their challenges in a new and successful manner.
Sarah's clients say she has talent for understanding their experiences, for gently challenging them and creating a calm safe space where they can explore who they are and how they feel.
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