Sarah is passionate about using creative espression to bring about life transformation. She comes with specialized training in art therapy and is a registered art therapist (ATR). Sarah is experienced working with clients using drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, ceramics, fiber arts, and found objects. She often introduces clients to new art media and is able to help those who are intimidated by drawing find a media to express themselves. Sarah uses art to increase personal expression, emotional regulation, identity development, self-esteem, and resilience.
With five years of art therapy experience. Sarah enjoys helping children, adolescents, and adults learn to process complex feelings through creative expression. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings in Texas as well as the East Coast. Sarah has specialized training in art therapy, EMDR, sand tray, trauma therapy, and trust based relational intervention.
-Anxiety - Sarah works with clients to manage their sensory feelings of anxiety and regain control of their lives.
-Depression - Sarah treats the whole person to help improve mood, increase self-confidence, and increase motivation.
-Trauma - Sarah provides an empathetic practice that encourages mindfulness and integrating your past pain into your story of resilience.
-Infertility - Sarah provides insight and education into the emotional impact of the journey through infertility.
-Adoption – Sarah has six years of experience working in the adoption field. She has worked with international adoptions as well as adoptions through DFPS. She focuses on helping the whole family unit develop and strengthen new family bonds, as well as helping children develop healthy attachments and learn how to regulate their emotions.
-Multicultural Families – As a biracial therapist she focuses on helping biracial children develop a sense of cultural identity. She comes with understanding of the process of a multicultural family developing a blended family culture.
- Adolescents – Art therapy is a powerful form of expression for adolescents, and can often provide a form of communication when talk therapy has been resisted.
- Children and adolescents living with Non Birth Parent caregivers – She focuses on helping families adjust to new family dynamics and develop healthy bonds.
- Failure to Launch – Young adults struggling with motivation due to COVID.
Background and Experience
Sarah comes from a multi-cultural family. She is half Vietnamese and half Caucasian. She also lived over six years of her adult life in Asia, where she worked to improve living conditions in orphanges and help place children in families. Her experience in Asia began a passion in her to provide the mental health support that families and children need after experiencing adversity. Her international and multicultural experiences have taught her to help clients determine their health based on their personal, cultural, family definition and not a pre-determined textbook idea of what health looks like. Upon returning the the US she pursued her eduction in art therapy on the East Coast. Afterwards she moved to Texas in 2017 and is thankful to now call Texas home.
Sarah has worked in multiple mental heatlh settings including inpatient psychiatric, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, in home therapy, and case management for adoptive families.
Sarah uses her wide variety of international experience as well as mental health experience to meet her clients where they are and help clients move towards their desired goals in life.
Master of Arts in Art Therapy August 2017, George Washington University – Washington DC.
Bachelor of Arts in Pscyhology, May 2015, Liberty University – Lynchburg Virginia
Professional Association Memberships:
American Art Therapy Association