I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with 5 years of experience in providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings and for a myriad of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, parenting, anger management, community violence, phase-of-life problems, relationship issues, and family issues. I am passionate about helping people of the Christian faith to feel connected and whole and in helping to build skills aimed at conquering the challenges of life through the aide te of Holy Spirit. I approach the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity towards you and your experience, a focus on what you desire from our time together, and respect for multi/cross-cultural factors and influence.
I have experience providing therapy in a variety of settings including individual (office and home settings), group therapy, and family therapy. I also have experience providing individual therapy in the virtual setting. My experience is varied and is comprised of work in social service settings, residential care settings, and includes 13 years of quality improvement work in behavioral health. Therefore my therapeutic approach, though based on client-centered therapy and trauma-focused therapy, is also influenced by Cognitive behavioral therapy and systems theory.
I was raised and have remained active in the Christian faith all of my life. I have served as Youth Director for the last 5 years and facilitated Youth Bible study for the last 10 years. I believe in using the word of God and the aide of the Holy Spirit to be the lamp unto our feet and light unto our path.
The decision to engage in therapy is an important one and choosing a therapist that can meet your needs is a critical one. If you are looking for a Christian therapist that is laid back, yet goal-oriented, and supportive, yet challenging; I am the therapist for you. Let’s Get Started!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #2015019415 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
For personal reasons, I have only hat 'Chat' counselling sessions with Sarita, but I have found Sarita to take the time to understand my concerns.
I appreciate that she keeps me focused on the overall goal of healing, and at the same time being very present with the "today's concern"
She is very diligent about sending daily inspirations that fit my healing process, but also respects me when I have not asked her to send any for a while because I am still trying to process what she has already sent.
When I write a personal message, she takes the time to respond promptly.
Overall, I am VERY pleased with Sarita's Knowledge, professionalism, and above all her care in wanting to understand and help.