Sara Issa is a Marriage and Family Therapist providing therapeutic services to individuals and couples in Coral Gables, FL. Sara specializes in helping clients move past their fears and take the next step towards their goals. Many of Sara’s clients find themselves feeling more and more hopeless, overwhelmed with stress in the face of change. She works with these clients to develop an awareness and understanding of this fear reaction, empowering them to grow towards wellness. She also works with clients who suffer from negative core beliefs that contribute to anxiety, low self-esteem, attachment styles and communication.
In session with Sara, clients learn more about their thoughts and behaviors as well as the role that their thoughts and behaviors play with their emotions. Sara uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Gotten Couples Therapy to teach clients about harmful thought patterns and how to build better coping and communication skills to avoid them. She is a strengths-based therapist, which means that she believes wholeheartedly that each client has unique strengths that they bring into session. Together, Sara and her clients leverage these strengths to find purpose by transforming fear into goals that will encourage growth.
Sara earned her degree from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Sara is committed to work with clients to understand their unique life experiences that have led them to who they are and how they can grow.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those surviving a partner’s abusive attempts to control one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Therapy with Sara, LLC, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2020 - Present
Miami-Dade County , Licensee Clinical Social Worker, 2021 - Present
Care Resource , Clinical Counselor II, 2020 - 2021
Hillview Mental Health Center, Clinical Coordinator , 2019 - 2020
Child and Family Guidance Center, Licensed Clinical Therapist , 2016 - 2019
Exodus Recovery , Social Services Coordinator , 2013 - 2016
Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy , 2015
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2011