Northern Plains Psychological Associates
Sara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who earned her Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Science with an emphasis in Couple and Family Therapy from North Dakota State University.
Sara has had many roles within the mental health field over the past eleven years, starting with her work as a Volunteer Advocate for the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center in Fargo, ND. In the past six years as a licensed clinician, Sara has worked directly with children, couples, and families providing individual and relational therapy services to address a wide range of issues, including trauma, complex trauma, and traumatic grief. Sara’s work has also included providing therapy services to children and adolescents at two rural school districts in the Fargo area and collaborating with school personnel on how to conceptualize emotional and behavioral difficulties in the school setting through a trauma-informed lens. Sara has specialized training in trauma/traumatic grief work with children, adolescents, and their families, including the assessment and treatment of children in the birth to 5 population, and is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Sara is also certified in Critical Incident Stress Management services.
As a clinician, Sara seeks to honor clients’ life experiences and the individual, relational, and societal dynamics that impact their lives while empowering them to make changes for healing.