Sara BarrosoLMHC

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Availability

In Eastern Time

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

I believe success in therapy is measured in many ways. Firstly, showing up and being consistent with sessions will keep you motivated for treatment. It is important to have a clear idea from the beginning of therapy of what your goals are in treatment. It is helpful to reflect back on therapy goals and check in to see the progress. Sometimes, it is difficult to be self-reflective and see your own progress so I think it is important for your therapist to provide recognition and celebrate progress and accomplishments with you as you progress through treatment. Also, success happens when you are open and ready for change and new a perspective.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Rather than having one therapeutic approach for individuals coming into therapy, I am flexible in their needs and may work from a variety of therapeutic approaches and apply different modalities to meet their needs. I value the importance of trauma informed approaches to provide an emotionally safe environment for individuals seeking treatment. I work hard to create a collaborative, constructive, challenging environment that is also consistent with compassion, acceptance, and warmth.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

Sometimes, my sense of humor may come out in session. Although therapy can be challenging and involve some heavy topics I believe it is important to be able to laugh at times when appropriate. The power of laughter is amazing!

Specialties

General Expertise

In-Network Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Optum

United Healthcare

Fees

$130

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Internal Family Systems Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Training / Certifications

Training and Education in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Dealing with Trauma-A body based approach

Licensure

MA, LMHC, 12320

MA, LMHC, 12320

Education

Master of Arts in Psychology

Work History

I have spent a number of years working in community mental health providing support and services to local communities. My experience comes from working and volunteering in young adult residential homes, after incarceration services programs, family support programs for young parents, outpatient mental health agencies, and across telehealth platforms providing counseling services.

Location

Telehealth, Ludlow, 01056, MA