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 from ages 13 through young adults, 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.

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

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

I will be accepting new clients beginning in January 2017! Daytime and (limited) 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

Blog

X-Plan

What a great idea to help keep your teens safe. While it might be hard to adhere to the “no questions asked” policy, having a plan such as this one could be life-saving. Read about this here.

Running: the best RX

Even if you aren’t (yet) a runner, it’s never too late to begin. The physical and emotional benefits are worth every step. The hardest part is probably getting out the door. Check out this article by Women’s Running to learn more.

Contact

Feel free to call 484-442-0478. 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.