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.
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
Sara Knight is not in-network with any insurances.
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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.
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)