I am a substance abuse and mental health counselor licensed in Hawaii with 5 years of experience working in community mental health. I have worked with various agencies providing services to children and adolescents, working with families (including those with youth in foster care), and with adults experiencing a wide variety of difficulties. I have worked as a substance abuse counselor for 3 years, and have 4 years of experience working with clients involved in the legal system as well as those who have severe mental illnesses. In my work with children and families I have encountered youth who experience depression, trauma, adjustment problems, and oppositional behaviors.
My counseling style focuses on the client and the problems they are experiencing from their perspective. I focus on helping clients develop their inner self so they can overcome life's challenges. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and motivational enhancement techniques to help move the client from problem to solution, and then to success. Because each client is unique, I work with each individual to develop a plan that works for them and focuses on their strengths.
Reaching out for help is a huge task. There are a lot of "what ifs" involved, and the added pressure of being a teen can make things even harder. I'm happy to have a conversation with you and help in any way I can. Together we can move forward.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Anger management
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LMHC #MHC-638 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
Sarah has been a great counselor. She listens and offers encouragement . I will refer a friend to her if I can.
Very kind, respectful and after the first session she was already able to help me get my anger under control.
Sarah makes me feel safe and comfortable and goes out of her way to really try to understand what I'm trying to say or express. She is great at explaining the science behind why we feel certain ways. She offers really great tools of different coping mechanisms and even does exercises with you so you may better understand them and when to use them.
Very professional and listens well. Gives good advice and a judgement free zone. I am very happy with Sarah’s services.
I have only had one session so far and I loved it. I think it will take a few more to be able to judge teen counseling more. Can't wait to talk to her again.