Sarah Allen, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
My name is Sarah Allen, I am a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (IMH19431) in Florida and National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University in 2017. I passed the examination to become a National Board Certified Counselor in 2018. In the State of Florida to apply for independent state licensure, a counselor must obtain an additional 1500 hours of supervised clinical experience post graduation to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am presently working diligently to complete my hours as I provide individual & family therapy to clients at Ocean Vista Counseling.
Previously, I have worked in community-based mental health providing services to individuals experiencing acute psychiatric crises in central Virginia. My experience includes treating clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, conduct disorders, terminal illness, marital and relationship, family therapy, substance use and abuse, and trauma and stressor-related behaviors. I provide counseling to clients that are struggling with chronic health issues, helping both the clients and their caregivers. My professional experience includes: Attending trainings to become a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator for marital and premarital counseling, conflict de-escalation, and play therapy.
My hope is that through the therapeutic process you can build resilience, develop positive coping skills, identify and change maladaptive thought patterns and gain insight into yourself. I strive to provide a nonjudgmental, supportive and calm environment for you to safely express and analyze your feelings. My approach to counseling is collaborative and eclectic, as I tailor sessions to each client. Our work may include lifestyle changes and therapeutic exercises for you to do between sessions to facilitate self-growth.
Life can present us with truly challenging seasons. My goal is to help all of my clients to recognize, capitalize on their supports and resources, while building on their strengths and managing their stress. I aim to help you recognize and take steps towards achieving your goals. As we work together using solution-focused therapy, expressive therapy, as well as, evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness. I believe that we can increase your understanding of what’s going on in your life, how to deal with it in healthy ways, and how to proceed forward on the path you desire.
At our practice, I am provide counseling at our office which is located in Ormond Beach, Florida. I offer both daytime and evening appointments to support your busy schedule. If I am not in network with your insurance, we are able to provide you a detailed receipt. You may be able to submit the receipt to your insurance for reimbursement. It is best to contact your health insurance to ask questions related to the behavioral health benefits that are available to you
Please contact our office at 386-449-8600 and request to be scheduled with Sarah Allen for your first appointment. If it is more convenient, you can complete our Intake Sheet online or you can email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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