She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Sara Appleton is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Phoenix, AZ. She specializes in helping young adults and adults improve their mental health by focusing on healing the mind-body connection. Her clients might find themselves preoccupied with worry, stress, anxiety, or feelings of worthlessness and self-doubt. Sara is passionate about working with the LGBTQ community, as she recognizes that individuals from this community often face unique challenges in their lives and in their relationships.
Sara’s approach to therapy centers around aligning and integrating the mind and the body. Clients learn about the benefits of mindfulness practices and grounding techniques, quieting the mind and aiming the attention inwards. She also practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a thoughts-based therapy approach that increases positive self-talk as a way to boost mood and self-worth. In sessions with Sara, clients feel heard, understood, respected, and welcomed.
Sara earned a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University and holds certificates in Nutritional Therapy and Integrated Mental Health. She believes that clients are whole people that innately possess strength and resilience. Her goal is to draw this strength out in ways to overcome their current challenges.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Mind Body Counseling, Therapist, 2021 - Present
Betterhelp, Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Quail Run Behavioral Health, Therapist, 2017 - 2019
Nutritional Therapy Association, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner , 2021
Grand Canyon University, Masters of Science in Professional Counseling, 2017
Arizona State University , Psychology, 2014
Utah College of Massage Therapy, Professional Massage and Therapeutic bodywork, 2004