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Sarah has been helping individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities lead fuller and more community-engaged lives since 2009. She began working with small therapy groups with her local Intermediate School District to establish behavior plans and then worked in the home setting to assist families implement those behavior plans at home as well. In 2012, she graduated with her master’s degree in psychology, with a focus in human development and began providing community and home-based functional rehabilitative services for individuals experiencing a traumatic brain injury.

 

After returning to school to complete a post-master’s certification in Marriage and Family Therapy, Sarah has expanded family services to include all family and relational dynamics.

 

Relational therapy (including couple and family) focuses on exploring and reinforcing the relationships between one or more individuals to allow the system to function more efficiently, decrease tension, and improve communication. This could be between husband and wife, extended family, grown children and their aging parents, or any high-stakes relationship that is dependent on quality communication, managing emotional input, and negotiating fair compromise. Sarah has experience working with several modalities, including Collaborative, Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, Group Therapy, Rational Living Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, and Experiential Therapies, such as Expressive Art, Animals, and Horticulture.

 

Sarah is available to see clients at Life’s Work Clinic in Kalkaska on Sundays and Mondays.