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Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Sarah James

Dan Seigel says, “It’s extremely powerful to hear someone say, ‘I get you. I understand. I see why you feel this way.’ This kind of empathy disarms us.” When we are given space to be known for who we truly are, we can become who we truly want to be.
Sarah James
MS, IMH 22588

Biography

Now Accepting New Clients!

We may know that past experiences don’t define us but often our feelings don’t seem to get that message. We may know what we should do about our struggles, but we feel stuck. Sarah guides clients in understanding how their life story has affected the way they view themselves and others. She believes that sitting with someone who empathetically listens to what is being said and unsaid creates a sense of felt safety that helps us to be honest with ourselves. 

Sarah is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy which helps clients work through everything from life’s daily stressors to significant trauma. She engages with her clients utilizing an attachment-style approach, incorporating Internal Family Systems Therapy to help her clients understand their internal world. Sarah enjoys working with those who have lost a part of themselves and are uncertain about their next steps towards change. She has experience working with clients who come from abusive or toxic relationships and may tend towards self-blame or perfectionism. Sarah also helps those recover from the aftermath of spiritual abuse and connect with their spirituality. Sarah has a passion for working with those entering a new life stage such as graduating, being a new parent, or starting a new job. As a licensed Florida educator, she also brings over 20 years of experience working with families and is dedicated to supporting parents who need guidance in building a deeper connection with their children in a way that brings desired behavioral change.

Originally from Michigan, Sarah loves spending time in the Florida sun hiking with her husband or shooting hoops with her three children. She appreciates art, loves to read, and enjoys a good beat to dance to.

Speciality areas

  • EMDR Therapy
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Relational Trauma and Attachment Issues
  • Self-Esteem and Identity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spiritual Abuse
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Toxic Relationships
  • Young Adults

Contact

Email: sarah@chariscounselingcenter.com

Phone: 407-894-5202

Office Hours

Tuesdays: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Baldwin Park Office

Wednesdays: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Baldwin Park Office

Thursdays: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Baldwin Park Office

Earlier appointments may be available upon request!

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