Last edited 02/14/2024

Sara Tinker LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Sara Tinker Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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What does a first session with you look like?

During the first sessions, the purpose is to help the client and your therapist get to know each and to help you decide if you think the relationship will be a good fit. While it can often be nerve-wracking to sit down with someone new, it’s an important step in the process toward mental well-being.How do you approach helping people? Do you have experience working with people who have concerns like mine? Do you make treatment plans? If you do, will I be involved in creating and monitoring mine? What can I expect during the first session and subsequent sessions? What will you expect of me? Will I have homework?

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I love to learn new techniques that can help clients, so in 2019 I trained in S.A.F.E. (Somatic and Attachment focused) EMDR and am enrolled in a two-year Advanced EMDR Certification program approved by EMDRIA. For 2022-23 I am a 3rd-year student in Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® Trauma Therapy (gentle and effective treatments for trauma resolution) Certification program. I am a member of the Sandtray Institute and before Covid 2020 worked with most ages in sandtray therapy as well as family & couples therapy. For a year I studied with The Couples Institute for couples therapy training for a year. Psychodynamic, Self-Psychology, Object Relations & Systems Family Therapy are my foundational lens while utilizing Somatic Experiencing (SE), EMDR, and Attachment work.



Bipolar disorder

Dissociative disorders

Family issues

Self Harm

General Expertise




Mood disorders

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Spirituality & religion based issues

Women's issues

In-Network Insurance


UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP


Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Tennessee, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1046


University of Tennessee at Knoxville (TN)

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Sara Tinker, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sara Tinker, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Sara Tinker accepting new clients?

Yes, Sara Tinker is accepting new clients for online therapy in Tennessee.

Does Sara Tinker accept insurance?

Yes, Sara Tinker accepts insurance, including Cigna, Cigna EAP and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Sara Tinker offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Tennessee can book Sara Tinker for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Sara Tinker offer online therapy?

Yes, Sara Tinker offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Tennessee.

How quickly can I see Sara Tinker?

Sara Tinker typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Sara Tinker speak?

Sara Tinker conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Sara Tinker online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Sara Tinker online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.