Bio

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.

I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. and an undergraduate degree from Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa. I’ve also completed post-graduate work in counseling with Liberty University. I am an adjunct faculty member at Eastern University. Past work experiences include serving college students as the Assistant Dean of Students for Residence Life and as a Residence Hall Director at Eastern University, and practicing psychotherapy in a group private practice in Exton, PA. Prior to that, I worked as the GED Career and Retention Counselor in Community Education at Delaware County Community College, where I helped students reach their academic, personal, and career goals. I have held various roles in mental health outpatient clinics in Lancaster and York, Pa., as a hospice care bereavement counselor in Louisville, Ky., and in the college counseling center at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky.

I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors

Services

I provide counseling and therapy services for individuals, couples, and families in my private practice located in Bryn Mawr, PA.

I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and grief/bereavement. My specialty is with young women but I also work with others who do not fall into that category. In my work with pre-teen girls and teenagers, I may need to include the parents, as I understand the family system to be an essential part of the teenage client’s progress and growth. I also enjoy working with college students as the late teens/early twenties is a crucial and formative time. I am skilled in assisting clients with transitions, providing clarity into difficult situations and relationships, and helping the client with developing self-confidence and enhancing their self-awareness.

I practice with a psycho-dynamic orientation, implementing cognitive-behavioral techniques as necessary; simply put, this means that I will help you understand your current situation based on the past as well as look at (and help you change!) thought patterns that keep you stuck.

Other Services:

Career Counseling– If you hate your job and are looking to change careers or unsure where to begin, you may benefit from career counseling. I can assist with resume writing, interviewing skills, and helping you think strategically about how to get where you want to be.

Christian Counseling– Additionally, I have biblical and theological training and will provide Christian or faith-based counseling, if requested by the client.

Teletherapy– I provide online video therapy through an online, HIPAA-secure platform for clients preferring that service. This is best for those who have busy schedules, stay-at-home parents, or those who live in an area where there are not many counseling options. Clients must live in Pennsylvania, where I am licensed.

Workshops/Community Events– I provide mental health-based workshops for churches, non-profits, or work place settings; additionally, I am available to speak at youth group functions, community events, retreats, and would be happy to customize a program for your audience. Contact me to learn more.

Hours + Location

Now accepting summer clients! Daytime and evening hours available with some Saturday hours by appointment. Please contact me for current availability.

26 Summit Grove Avenue, Suite 211
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
484-442-0478

sara@sararalphlpc.com

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Contact

Have a question or want to schedule an appointment? Please fill out the below form and I will get back to you.

You may also call 484-442-0478 if you would like to schedule an appointment. You will be prompted to leave your name. If there is no answer, please leave a voicemail and Sara will return your call.

If you prefer, you may e-mail Sara at sara@sararalphlpc.com.