Sara Pulsipher, Therapist in Orem, Utah — Zencare
Sara  Pulsipher
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Sara Pulsipher

She/Her/Hers

Certified Social Worker, CSW Clinical Social Worker
Utah Accepting Online
Orem Not Accepting In-person
Updated May 12, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Body image
  • Perfectionism
  • Social anxiety
  • Performance anxiety
  • Shame
  • Worthlessness

Professional statement

Sara Pulsipher is a Clinical Social Worker who mainly works with teens and young adults, though her approach to therapy is applicable for all ages. Many of her clients are seeking ways to manage the stresses of everyday life while also striving to overcome negative coping strategies such as eating disorders, pornography addiction, or excessive media usage. The challenges faced by most of her clients stem from toxic perfectionism, which in turn leads to mental health challenges that prevent individuals from living a values based life and pursuing their dreams.

Sara’s approach to therapy is built upon evidence based treatments that focus on improving her client’s connections to themselves, their world, and their values. The main modalities she uses in treatment are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, though she also draws upon her client’s culture and other well known forms of therapy based upon the unique needs of her clients. She believes that her client has the power within themselves to pave their own path on the healing journey, and therefore strives to create an environment with tools for them to do so.

Sara has spent the past five years researching perfectionism among Latter-day Saint culture in addition to collaborating with other faculty at Brigham Young University on research topics ranging from Disney princesses to suicide prevention among youth. She is passionate about culture and languages, and firmly believes that everyone deserves and has the power to create their own happily ever after.

Sara currently only offers remote therapy.


Message to clients

Seeking therapy is a sign of strength and hope, and I eagerly look forward to taking part in your journey! Though therapy isn’t a magic wand that can make all your troubles vanish or your dreams come alive in an instant, but it is an amazing, powerful tool where you can learn more about yourself, your strengths, and values to pave your way to a more joyful and meaningful life.

Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, though I believe it is manageable and possible! I’d love to set up a session or two with you to see if we would make a good fit. Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Performance anxiety - Underperforming, due exclusively to anxiety

Shame - Exploring how shame shows up in one’s life and the origins of this shame, especially in specific situations or environments; processing through this shame and developing an empowerment to feel less ashamed in daily life

Worthlessness - Developing an understanding of how the feeling of worthlessness impacts one’s daily life; exploring the origins of a sense of worthlessness and growing self-esteem to feel empowered and confident




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Deseret Insurance Agency (DIA)
  • EMI Health
  • PEHP Health & Benefits
  • SelectHealth
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
Therapist's note

Feel free to ask any other questions about potential insurances I am able to accept or other potential payment options!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Utah)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11-3
  • Tue 11-3
  • Wed 11-2
  • Thu 12-3
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Orem practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Veritas Mental Health, Clinical Social Worker, 2021 - Present

Brigham Young University , Masters of Social Work, 2021


Licensure

Utah: 12170090-3502


Languages

English

Russian