Graduate Counseling Intern
Sarah can be reached at (202) 713-9670 or
Worried, lonely, misunderstood, afraid, angry, sad, anxious, hopeless, indifferent — these are common feelings for children, adolescents, and adults alike. As a counselor, I believe we all desire to be seen, known, and understood, and I aim to create a space where individuals experience just that. I believe inviting big feelings and diverse experiences into our clinical space and facing them together, empowers individuals to encounter freedom and healing.
I support children, adolescents, and adults facing anxiety and depression, as well as other difficulties including emotional expression and regulation, body image, self esteem, loss & grief, interpersonal relationships, loneliness, and navigating change & transition.
I use a variety of person-centered therapeutic techniques including elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), play, expressive arts, and existential approaches. At your request, I am able to incorporate faith and spirituality into counseling. I work with clients of all faith perspectives and personally practice Christianity.
Education, Credentials & Memberships:
- Graduate Counseling Intern practicing under Aileen Elsaesser, LPC
- Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Studies from Vanderbilt University
- Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Marymount University
- The American Counseling Association
More about me:
- I was born & raised in Chicago, have lived in Tennessee and North Carolina, and now I reside in Alexandria with my husband.
- In my spare time, you can find me spending time outside, going on walks, lying by the pool, listening to music or podcasts, and trying any flavor of ice cream I can find!