Sara B. Knight

Sara B. Knight

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Rhode Island Accepting Online
Updated December 11, 2020

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness-based approaches
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Peripartum depression
  • Pre-divorce counseling
  • Couples counseling

Professional statement

Sara Knight is an holistic counselor in North Kingstown, RI specializing in mindfulness-based practices for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, peri- and post-partum depression, borderline personality disorder, sobriety and couples counseling. She also helps individuals through career and personal life changes, including adjustments in marriage and family life, and end-of-life experiences. She enjoys working with individuals who are ready to build skills to move into the future.

As both a counselor and doula, Sara has particular expertise in women's issues, pregnancy, pregnancy loss, childbirth support, and reproductive health. She sees women experiencing postpartum depression, helping them to build a support system within the home environment and to foster healthy attachment with their babies. Sara sees individuals from a variety of cultural, relational, and gender identities, and considers the mother's culture of origin and personal goals when offering care. Sara acknowledges that this type of depression can arise at any time during the first year after childbirth.

Sara also has experience supporting individuals with borderline personality disorder. She creates a safe, non-judgmental environment in which clients can focus on managing their symptom set through a variety of evidence-based approaches for recovery, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Sara utilizes a multi-faceted approach to therapy, offering skill-building, with practical and mindful supportive practices to contribute to personal growth and increase contentment in every day life. Her clients are typically engaged in small experiments, or homework, between sessions to highlight their existing strengths and use these competencies to move through challenges.


Message to clients

Therapy is a mode of relational experience. Over the course of the initial sessions, I endeavor to build a trusting and open relationship with my clients so that we can address their major areas of concern in a high-functioning interaction where strengths and competencies are highlighted, resources are identified, and goals are discovered and evolve.

Note on sliding scale due to COVID-19: When I offer a sliding scale to my clients, we have a conversation through which we arrive at a reasonable fee based on their honest assessment of what is affordable to them.  We work it out together.  No one should be without access to good therapy, especially during these extremely difficult times.  That said, for those who are experiencing less financial hardship may elect to pay more, their generosity will offset the need of others and allow me to care for more individuals in greater need.  We are in this together.


Specialties

Mindfulness-based approaches - Developing tools to heighten awareness of internal and external environments; fostering resilience and self-compassion

Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Adjustment - Building skills to navigate challenging life transitions, including losing or starting a job or relationship, getting married or divorced, having a baby, becoming empty nesters

Borderline personality disorder - Enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, cognition, and inner experience

Peripartum depression - Peripartum anxiety and depression; developing healthy attachment with infants. Sees mothers who have postpartum psychosis and are on medications

Pre-divorce counseling - For couples who have mutually agreed to parting, this work is centered on gently untangling your connections, both material and psycho-spiritual, in an effort to work toward a nominal and shortened family court experience

Couples counseling - Improving communication and problem solving skills with couples from all gender and sexual identities




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Sara Knight is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $175 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

During COVID-19, Sara is offering sliding scale sessions as well as shorter 30min sessions and longer 90min sessions to prospective clients impacted by the virus.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2010 - Present
Health and Wellness industry (service/sales/management), 2001 - Present
Doula (childbirth professional), 2002 - Present
CCRI & NEIT, Adjunct faculty, 2015 - Present

Salve Regina, MA Holistic Studies/CAGS Counseling, 2011
Rhode Island College, BA English, 1995
Salve Regina, Doctoral Student (currently enrolled)


Languages

English