Clinical Events & Communications Manager
I aim to create a relationship in the therapy room that is a comfortable, collaborative, down-to-earth (and at times, humorous) space to explore your true self and unpack the stressors of life. I believe all emotions and behaviors have a reason, and that by gaining insight and learning new skills, healing and growth occur.”
Sarah provides a trauma-informed, client-centered approach to adolescents and adults age 15 and up. She works with a variety of issues, including sexual assault, sexual and physical abuse, self-harm, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
- Trauma-Informed Approach
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Sarah has previous clinical experience providing individual counseling to adolescent and adult women in Northern Virginia. She also has extensive experience working with college-age young adults. She has written numerous pieces about mental health and therapy, including “What Does it Mean to be Triggered?”
Sarah attended Elon University in North Carolina for her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, and is trained and experienced in working with people of diverse religious and non-religious backgrounds. Sarah received her Master’s of Social Work from George Mason University.
You can contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Meeting Documents
In preparation for the first visit, you will be asked to fill out the following forms:
Each of our Clinical Associates is a licensed practitioner. As required by licensure, treatment under a licensed practitioner is confidential. This form explains limitations to that confidentiality required by licensure. It also outlines the collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship and co-responsibility for treatment outcomes.
Financial Agreement This form outlines The Viva Center’s financial policies. Here at Viva, we offer special accommodations to assist with cash flow and to simplify payments. As a professional courtesy, clients opting to pay with a credit card are not billed until the end of the month, although fees are technically due at the time of service. This allows time for insurance to send reimbursement closer to the time of payment.
This form serves 2 purposes: It helps to capture the baseline experience when beginning treatment, allowing for an opportunity to take stock of current status. It also helps the clinician gather important background information without taking extra time in the first session. The first page of this form is required, and the others are supplemental. It is fine to exercise the decision to leave out any areas of the form. Please keep in mind any areas elected not to be disclosed at this time may be relevant to treatment outcomes.
Credit Card Authorization Form
This form is only required if electing to use a credit card to pay for services. Conveniently, this form only needs to be filled out once and is stored securely. Payment with cash or checks is also accepted.