Outpatient Mental Health Professional
More About Sarah Nelson
Do you often feel weighed down by what's going on in our world or your body, and are just not sure where to start when it comes to unpacking it all? If you thought "Yes, that sounds like me," let's connect! I have clinical experience with a variety of areas, including community mental health, fostercare and adoption, placements and in-home family therapy. I work with ages 6 and up, along with families in an outpatient setting (in-office or telehealth). Common diagnoses I have worked with include Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD), Reactive Attachment disorder (RAD), Fetal Alcohol syndrome (FAS), trauma, anxiety and social anxiety, depression, mood, anger, grief and loss, conduct, adjustment disorders, chronic pain and illnesses, student athletes, and identity exploration within the LGBTQIA+ community.
I believe reaching out for support is one of the bravest decisions someone can make because I genuinely believe that we are not meant to take on this crazy life alone. There is no greater honor than being able to create a safe and sacred space with someone, a space they trust with the most vulnerable parts of themself. I find the process of getting to know someone beautiful as I can witness their strengths, areas they would like to improve, their quirks and connect with them on a human level. My clinical style is laid-back, conversational and person-centered. I draw from many theories but tend to gravitate towards narrative therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, trauma-informed and strength-based approaches, depending on the person and their needs.
I enjoy swimming, being outside (especially by water), spending time with friends and family, cooking, volunteering, doing calligraphy and scrapbooking, playing ukulele, singing in the car, reading and going on road trips with my partner.