Sara Raisley

(MA, LPC)
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About Me

I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Colorado with over 6 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, sexuality, and anger management. I have also helped many people who have experienced sexual trauma, physical trauma and emotional abuse.

For the last 6 years, I have worked specifically with youth who are in the justice system. Many youth I counsel have experienced a lot of trauma and tend to have problems with attachment, communication, impulse control, and co-morbid diagnoses. My approach with these youth is to be honest, non-judgemental, and to also explore thinking and behavioral problems so they can start to resolve them. I find that treating youth as whole people and building a trusting relationship is therapeutically beneficial and can lead to long term success.

I had a counselor when I was in my teen years and I truly believe this is what helped me through very dark times in my life. I've always wanted to be a counselor so I can give back!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC.0014292 (Expires: 2023-08-31)


Reviews

Written by E.D. on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 9 months

Sara has been a phenomenal resource for my 14 year old daughter's anxiety and body image issues.

Written by D.A. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

She is so kind and considerate and helps me feel so validated in this process!

Written by B.R. on Feb 18, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and anger management

Love working with Sara. She’s really helped ground me and make me feel normal and good about myself.

Written by F.R. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Sara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Sara has been helping me to work through childhood traumas related to growing up with a narcissistic parent and the low self-esteem that produces, and I can definitely say I am in a better place than I was months ago. Sara really knows her stuff, she’s a great listener, her insights are spot on, she is very empathetic and supportive. She is a great person to sort of bounce ideas off of, and talking with her has helped me gain much-needed clarity about my negative self-concepts and how to move forward with my life. I’m very grateful to have been matched with Sara!

Written by A.N. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Sara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Sara is hands down the best counselor I have ever had. She has always been insightful and extremely helpful. I have made more progress with her in 3 months than I have with anyone else. I'm working through trying and developing coping mechanisms for dealing with everyday life.

Written by M.A. on Oct 23, 2020 after therapy with Sara for 3 weeks

Sara has been working with my teen the last few weeks and already I can see a difference. Our goal is for him to have full quality of life and control of his emotions and Sara is helping him achieve this.

Written by R.I. on Oct 02, 2020 after therapy with Sara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

For the last few weeks Sara has been helping me navigate some big topics that were becoming overwhelming in my day-to-day life. Her attentive listening and gentle approach makes it very easy to share with her. She has helped me re-examine past events with poignant question asking and care. I am so happy to have been paired with Sara.