Sarah Whitney-Swenson, LICSW

Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University in 2013 and her Masters in Social Work with a specialization in Trauma and Interpersonal Violence from Simmons University in 2017. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with children (10 and up), adolescents, adults and families across the life span in the following areas: trauma disorders, substance use, depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, behavioral and discipline challenges, self-harm behavior, suicide assessment and risk reduction, complicated grief reactions, anger and stress management, family conflicts, and self-esteem issues. Along with being a therapist at Colony Care, Sarah works full time as a Clinical Director for boys in the Juvenile Justice system.

Sarah is aware that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so she has been trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy. and Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC). As a therapist, Sarah is warm, open, encouraging, and direct. She considers herself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling. Sarah believes one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. She wants to help her clients achieve whatever solutions and life changes they are looking for, while also enjoying the process as much as possible.

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