Originally from Nashville, TN, Sarah studied painting and ceramics at Belmont University and received her BFA in 2005. The creative arts have always been a source of healing and expressive freedom for Sarah. Upon moving to Brooklyn in 2006, Sarah made the decision to pursue Art Therapy, applied to Pratt Institute, and began her studies soon thereafter.
In 2010, Sarah received a Master’s degree in Creativity Development and Art Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC-C), a Registered, Board Certified Art Therapist (ATR-BC), and a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT, NY State).
Sarah has worked extensively with children, teens, and adults in both residential and in-home settings for the past nine years and believes strongly in the healing power of the creative process. Currently she operates a part-time private practice at her office in Portland, ME and also works as an Outpatient Clinician at Crossroads for Women in Scarborough, ME. Utilizing both verbal and non-verbal communication in her work, Sarah believes that engaging in Art Therapy can increase self-awareness, encourage spontaneous expression, and build resilience.