Addiction/Substance Abuse,ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder),Family Issues,Grief (Loss),PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder),Bipolar Disorder,Stress Management,Friend Issues,OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder),Professional (Career Issues),Depression,Romantic Partner Issues,Perinatal Mental Health (Pregnancy, Postpartum, Parenting),Adolescent Issues,Anger Management,Anxiety,Adjustment Disorder,Domestic Violence Victims,Self-esteem,Multicultural,Adoption,Divorce Recovery,HOMELESSNESS,group therapy
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT),Interpersonal,Structural Family Therapy,Coaching,Compassion Focused,Emotionally Focused,Dialectical (DBT),Family/Marital,Motivational Interviewing,Intervention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),Culturally Sensitive,Family Systems,Trauma Focused,Solution Focused Brief (SFBT),Strength-Based
**SARAH WEINSTEIN, MSW, _REGISTERED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER INTERN, LICENSE NUMBER, 13881_**
Originally from Canada, I have made my home for the last eighteen years in Florida, practicing Social Work for twenty-two years. My passion for therapy stems from growing up and advocating for a mother who had Schizophrenia, a disease that is often feared and stigmatized by society. Unfortunately, my family too has been touched by the disease of addiction and suicide. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, depression, anxiety, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives. I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.
My credentials include the following:
- Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Louisville, Kentucky
- Bachelor of Sociology & Criminology, Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada
I have over 6 years of experience as a mental health counselor. Before going back to school and obtaining my master’s in social work, I was a Certified Child Welfare Supervisor for almost 14 years. I saw the lives of many children touched by addiction and untreated mental illness. I have assisted many families work towards a better future through case management, therapy and advocacy. I have also worked with adolescents and adults in the community, residential treatment centers and other psychiatric settings.
I am currently working on obtaining my license in Social Work. I have vast experience counseling clients with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief, trauma and substance abuse. My background enables me to be an extremely effective social worker who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.
Degree: Master of Social Work (MSW)
University of Louisville, Kentucky
Degree: Bachelor of Sociology & Criminology
Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, Canada
Dates: 09/1994 to 10/1998