About me

Aloha! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. It is my desire to create a safe, warm & accepting space for all the individuals, couples, & families I work with. I believe that feelings of belonging & acceptance are the foundation of the growth we can achieve together. Understanding my clients problems from a holistic perspective is important to me. As you share your unique story it is my goal to paint a more detailed picture of your problem within the context it has evolved & been maintained. My belief is that all problems make sense in the context of our unique experiences & relationships. My desire is to validate these experiences & help you work towards lasting healing. Therapy is beneficial for anyone at any point in their life. It’s a safe space to reflect, focus on yourself, & address things in your life that aren’t as you would like. Therapy can help you heal your pain, improve self-esteem, thrive in your career, be a confident parent, love & accept yourself, & build a more fulfilling life.

During each session, I promote internal healing in a safe, non-critical, non-judgmental environment that will allow you to access, name, & express emotions in a healthy way. Together you will come to understand & calm the physical manifestations of emotional pain, & allow a safe space to regain hope, faith, love for self, & rebuild healthy core beliefs. I define my therapeutic approach as multidisciplinary; I utilize evidenced-base theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focus Therapy, & Client Centered Therapy. I understand that this work is more than you or I can manage on our own. By turning to God & including him in the healing process we can find the change, hope, & peace you crave.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

HI LCSW LCSW-4820

DC LCSW LC200002085


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sara Watkins. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Sara for 7 months

Sara is great

Work with me!