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Sarah Motacek

Outpatient Mental Health Professional




Year Joined: 2023
Years of Experience: 8

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - BS

Simmons University - Boston - MS

Areas of Experience
  • Addictions
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Codependency
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Conflict Resolution Skills
  • DBT Skills
  • Depression
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Guilt & Shame
  • Life Transitions
  • OCD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Work Issues

More About Sarah Motacek

Clinical Interests:

I enjoy working with a variety of life’s challenges and diagnoses including anxiety, depression, addiction and recovery, stress-related concerns, working through guilt and shame, improving communication and relationships, fostering assertiveness, cultivating better self-esteem, incorporating self-compassion, and improving overall wellness.

Clinical Approach:

I believe people are the experts in their own lives and it is my privilege to work alongside them to find paths that support their goals and who they are as a person. I prefer to integrate treatment philosophies based in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness to meet the unique needs of each person. I like to take time to listen and understand, then work collaboratively to explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences to identify choices; and leaving it up to the person to decide what they want to change.


I enjoy time outside, hiking and backpacking, travel, and playing board games.

Clinic Contact Info

Appleton Clinic

2500 E Enterprise Ave Unit B
Appleton, WI 54913

(920) 416-8577