Sarah James, MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling

Practicing Since: 2012

Sarah utilizes a client-centered, solution-focused approach to work to build a safe, judgment-free space for clients to explore their internal questions and journeys of growth together. Sarah values meeting clients where they are and encouraging honesty with oneself. Empathic listening and emotion-focused discussions aimed at helping the client get in touch with their true selves is at the core of Sarah’s therapeutic practice.

Sarah has prior experience working in eating disorder clinics, substance abuse rehabilitation programs, post-incarceration reform programs for ex-felons, programs for clients with severe mental illness, and working with clients struggling with interpersonal relationships, depression, and anxiety. She favors a Gestalt, person-centered approach with solution-focused driven goals. Sarah focuses on identifying maladaptive behaviors and working towards changing the thought process behind them to create healthier behavioral patterns

Sarah is a happily married mother, native to Arlington, VA. She has several dogs that she adores and is an active volunteer/participant at her local church.

Additional Specialties not listed: LGBTQ+, Postpartum/Maternity/Motherhood/Fertility Issues, Interpersonal Relationships, working with criminal and forensic populations, clients with a history of incarceration/arrest, etc.

Sarah is licensed in the state of Virginia #0704013312 and is under the supervision of LeeAnn Gumulauskas, LPC #0701008515.