Sara Issa, Therapist in Coral Gables , Florida — Zencare
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Sara Issa

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Florida Accepting Online
Coral Gables Accepting In-person
Updated November 21, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Communication issues
  • Domestic violence
  • Self-esteem
  • Existential crisis & challenges

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Hello and welcome! I understand the decision to go to therapy can be overwhelming, yet here you are..taking the first step. My approach is client centered and I will meet you where you are in a nonjudgmental and safe space. You are in complete control of your journey as you explore your emotional growth.

Our work together will be based on what you feel you need to address. My approach is fluid and flexible, so in the process of exploration if you feel your priorities change we can redirect to meet those needs. My goal as your therapist is to ensure you are in control of your journey every step of the way. I want you to feel empowered to make the changes you feel are necessary to live a life that is fulfilling and meaningful. Whether it be to process trauma, increase self-esteem, manage anxiety and panic triggers, increase communication skills, or identify and manage negative relationship patterns or attachment, we will work through it.

The next step is up to you. I recognize it is difficult, however, the best investment to make in life is in yourself and overall well-being. Best of luck on your journey!


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sara Issa is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Initial session: $150 (90min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Coral Gables practice
3081 Salzedo St., Suite 202, Coral Gables , Florida 33134
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Tue 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Wed 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Thu 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Fri 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Sat 11:00am-4pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Florida: 3760


Languages

Arabic

English