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About Sarah Contreras
Hi there! Counseling can seem like a daunting task, so I want to help ease some of those nerves. I believe that counseling should be an open, safe place for a person to learn and grow. Counseling is a joint collaboration between a client and their counselor. Although I may have some knowledge and expertise in mental health, you are ultimately the expert of your own life. I believe in working together as a team to work through any negative thoughts, behaviors, problems, and/or struggles you may have in your life. Your journey begins by reach out for help.
I believe in the importance and significance a person’s past can have on them, while also knowing that it does not have to define them or their future. Talking about and working through your past can be painful, but it can also be the thing that’s holding you back from being your happiest self. While I believe this to be true, I also respect my client’s wishes and work with them to design a format for sessions. I also believe in the connection between our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. These three interact in a way that can affect your daily life; Ruminating negative thoughts can lead to negative feelings, which can in turn lead to negative behaviors. This and many other issues can be tackled in counseling sessions with the cooperation of both client and counselor.
I am committed to providing a safe, open, judgment-free environment to all my clients. I'm so excited to be a part of the Oakwood Roots team as a graduate intern, and to be able to learn under the supervision of Cameron House, LPC-S. If you have any questions about my approach to counseling, please feel free to email me.
Anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress, self-esteem issues, multicultural issues. Fully bilingual (English/Spanish)
Adolescents, College Students, Adults
M.A. Clinical Mental Health, Sam Houston State University - In Progress
B.A. Psychology, Texas A&M University