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Sarah Smithers LMSW-C

She / Her / Hers

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Sarah Smithers Licensed Master’s Social Worker - Clinical

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I provide anxiety therapy, trauma therapy, and relationship counseling for women and college students using a client-centered approach. We will work together from the root to figure out what the challenges are and develop strategies to cope differently with life’s struggles and stressors. My clients walk away from their therapy and counseling sessions feeling like they have more control of their anxiety, are less stressed, and able to have healthier boundaries and relationships. Clients learn the tools to finally break free from those repetitive thought spirals and limiting beliefs that keep them stuck. They begin to acknowledge and understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Past clients have described feeling as though they have a new outlook on life and feel better about themselves.

What does a first session with you look like?

First we examine your history, thought patterns and relational dynamics that are causing challenges. Then, we learn about healthy boundaries, communication skills and behavior changes that will be most effective for you. Through our work together you’ll develop the skills and self-confidence to thrive in all aspects of life. I help professional women and college students, just like you: ones that have it within them to be healthy, happy, and thriving again, but just need the support to get there. I help my clients find confidence, happiness, and fulfillment by equipping them with the tools they need to better understand themselves and one another.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I am dedicated to helping women and college students discover a new outlook on life, grow, heal, and move forward through counseling. I get it because I’ve struggled with these issues myself and have devoted my career to working with these challenges. I know that these challenges can feel all consuming and it can feel hard to keep trying. I understand, and when we work together you won’t just get a trained therapist, you will get someone who genuinely understands what you are going through.












Relationship Issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise



Work Stress

Relationship Issues



Social Anxiety

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

In-Network Insurance


Blue Care Network

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Physicians Health Plan (PHP)


First Session$160
Individual Therapy$140

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Strength Based Therapy

Mindfulness Practices

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Training / Certifications

Ongoing trainings in CBT, CPT, ACT, and Mindfulness


  • Michigan, Licensed Master’s Social Worker - Clinical, 6801110778


Western Michigan University, Master of Social Work, Interpersonal Practice Concentration, Specialization in Trauma Across the Life-Span, 2018

Clinically licensed in Michigan 2 years in Private Practice 3 years in Crisis Counseling

Work History

I specialize in working with women and college students struggling with anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues. Clients come to me looking for a therapist who “gets” them on a deeper level, is easy to talk to, open-minded, and relatable, because therapy should be a place where you feel seen and heard. Sessions with me are non-judgmental and go at your own pace. My training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Mindfulness means I have the expertise you need and deserve when working on healing the relationship with self and others. At the end of the day, you want to know that you are working with someone who “gets” what it means to be challenged with anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges.

Online Therapy

Office at 1749 Hamilton Rd., Suite 204B, Okemos, MI

Frequently Asked Questions About Sarah Smithers, LMSW-C

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Sarah Smithers, LMSW-C, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Sarah Smithers accepting new clients?

Yes, Sarah Smithers is accepting new clients for online therapy in Michigan and in-person appointments at 1749 Hamilton Rd., Suite 204B, Okemos, MI, 48864.

Does Sarah Smithers accept insurance?

Yes, Sarah Smithers accepts insurance, including Aetna, Blue Care Network, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Physicians Health Plan (PHP).

What types of therapy does Sarah Smithers offer?

Sarah Smithers offers therapy for individuals.

Does Sarah Smithers offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Sarah Smithers offers in-person appointments at 1749 Hamilton Rd., Suite 204B, Okemos, MI, 48864.

Does Sarah Smithers offer online therapy?

Yes, Sarah Smithers offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Michigan.

How quickly can I see Sarah Smithers?

Sarah Smithers 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 Sarah Smithers speak?

Sarah Smithers conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Sarah Smithers online?

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