Being Social Classes

Being Social are classes to help teens and young adults increase their comfort and skill with social situations.  This is a class for those motivated to increase their confidence in social situations. Participants often have a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, attention, ADHD, NVLD, or are high functioning on the Autism Spectrum Disorder; however, a diagnosis is not necessary for enrollment.  Being Social classes address these social skill topics:

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  • Developing and sustaining friendships

  • Social media, texting, and online communication

  • Dating

  • Classroom dynamics (high school and/or college)

  • Workplace dynamics

  • And other topics that are important to class participants

Being Social Classes Start October 1, 2019

Enrollment is open now!

Being Social for Young Adults (ages 17-24) 

Being Social for Teens (Ages 14-18)


Individual Mental Health Therapy

For teens and young adults (ages 15-25)

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Adolescents and young adults often turn to a counselor to help them through emotional challenges.  Some of the topics that people may choose to speak with me about are:

  • Transitioning to college and independent living

  • Becoming confident and managing gender and sexual identity

  • Managing social anxiety

  • Increasing comfort and skill with social interactions

  • Managing strong emotions and building distress tolerance

  • Developing strategies to manage Executive Functioning Deficits


Parent Counseling & Consultations

Often, parents need someone to talk with to make sense of their child/teen/young adult’s emotional, social and academic struggles. Sessions with parents are consultative and can provide a road map for building a supportive plan to meet their child’s needs.

To make best use of parent consultation sessions, please send any psychological or educational evaluations one week prior to the appointment. This will provide Sarah with ample time to review your child’s record and be prepared for the meeting.


Speaking Engagements

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Sarah is available for workshops, in-service trainings, and conference break-out sessions. Providing a combination of didactic and experiential teaching, she strives to create a learning experience that’s informative and memorable.  She has provided training and workshops to parents, teachers, early childhood educators, mental health providers, and youth. Trainings are adapted to meet the learning objectives and needs of the intended audience.  Workshops and trainings are provided at your professional site and costs include preparation and travel time. Some previous topics provided for in-services and workshops are:

  • Early Trauma and Attachment

  • Executive Functioning of the Brain

  • Mindfulness Tools for Children and Teens

  • Incorporating Stories to promote Social and Emotional Learning in Children

  • Supporting Students with Limited Social Perspective Taking Abilities

  • Building Attachment through Sensory Connections:  Helping Adoptive Families Bond