I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) living in the Milwaukee, WI area. I work with individuals of all ages including children and teens involved in foster care, transitioning families, and dealing with mental health and substance use issues. The relationship between family members (whether family by choice or given) and the relationship with the young person’s self is very important to reconcile.
Nothing is too big or too small to be handled together. My job is to help you explore where these issues are coming from, what has worked in the past, and what will help you become a new “whole” person and family in the future.
I use what works best for you and your family. This is a safe place to be and discover. =] I look forward to get to know everyone and honored that you selected me.
A little about me:
My Personality: Bold, honest, empathetic, compassionate, articulate, and nerdy.
Therapy Style: Adaptable, trauma-informed, client-focused, solution-focused.
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Narcissism , Paranoia , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #9182-123 (Expires: 2023-02-28)
Sara has been extremely helpful! She makes you feel comfortable, heard, and validated. Would recommend to anyone!
Sara has been a great resource for my teenage daughter who is struggling with managing all of her activities, homework, college apps, etc. I would highly recommend Sara!
Sara is amazing. She gives a lot of tips on my existing issues and helps me to relax during stressful times
I was very skeptical about how well I would be matched up with a counselor, but Sara Aranda was exactly what I was looking for & needed. She has been very supportive & challenged me to do self reflection that I have needed. She's encouraging & firm. I believe that her moral compass aligns with mine which was also something that is important to me.
such a lovely woman, she knows exactly what she’s talking about and really helps. she gives a lot of great feedback