Sarah serves as a counselor intern and Co-Founding Director of Program Development for the Loyola Center for Counseling and Education. Her prior clinical experience includes working in Hawaii as a naturopathic physician’s assistant, creativity-therapist and eco-therapist for patients healing from psychiatric issues, substance abuse, and cancer. Sarah then spent three years in Berlin, Germany working as a life coach, aromatherapist and guide using meditation, autogenic hypnosis, and shamanic drum journeys. Her counseling clinical work utilizes those modalities while focusing mainly on relational psychodynamic psychotherapy for adults with various presenting issues, specializing in those related to personality, identity, and trauma. Sarah holds a B.A. in theatre studies (2006), a B.A. in psychology (2017), and is currently pursuing her M.S. in clinical mental health counseling at Loyola University. She is also the Director of Care for Creatives at Southern Rep Theatre, a program that unites New Orleans’ creative community in a sanctuary space to promote resilience through enriching workshops and engaging mental health self-care events. Her research is centered around psychological wellness through hope and social connection.