Sarah Oaks MS, LPC
I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Capella University. My concentration was in community mental health and I have 15 years’ experience and practice working as a teacher, case manager, and therapist. I have worked in community settings and private practice with children and families, survivors of trauma including sexual assault, domestic violence or childhood trauma, and adults who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship or work problems, difficulty with substance use, and other life struggles.
I believe that we all have inherent strengths and talents that we can access to reach our highest potential; when we courageously reach out for help to face life’s problems, we have an opportunity to remove barriers to our potential and to live a life that is happy, peaceful, and free. My approach to counseling relies on my knowledge and study of trauma-informed practices, including Interpersonal Neurobiology, attachment, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational interviewing, and family systems theory. Healing and learning new emotional skills takes place in a nurturing, nonjudgmental environment, and I strive to provide this atmosphere in my therapy work.