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Sarah Farris(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Anxiety-Obsessive compulsive disorder-Panic disorder-Phobias-Trichotillomania (hair pulling)-Skin picking (excoriation)-
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Professional statement

Sarah Farris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Chicago and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Wisconsin who works with adults. She specializes in Anxiety and Panic disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), life transitions, body-image anxiety, and athletes struggling with performance anxiety and stress.

While Sarah sees adults across the lifespan, many of her clients are college students, working professionals, and competitive or retired athletes, who may be experiencing high stress and anxiety.

Sarah utilizes evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), when working with individuals with a phobia, OCD, Body-Dysmorphic Disorder, and/or an anxiety and panic disorder. She also utilizes mindfulness practices with most of her clients to help with increasing non-judgmental awareness, distress tolerance and general stress management and wellbeing. She has completed advanced trainings from leading experts in the field of effective treatments for OCD and BDD.

Sarah emphasizes self-care and helps her clients develop a healthy work-life balance. She teaches her clients how to effectively communicate their needs and desires with friends, family, colleagues, partners, etc. Additionally, she offers support for caregivers of loved ones with OCD. This can, in turn, help individuals develop a sense of self-esteem and self-worth as they learn how to support others and themselves. Sarah enjoys empowering her clients and supporting them on their journey toward self-acceptance.

Message to clients

It has been reported that it takes several years on average for individuals with OCD to get effective care. As a therapist, I hope to bridge the gap in treatment for those seeking help for OCD and related concerns. Together, we will explore the challenges you are facing, identify goals, emphasize values in making meaningful changes, and develop a plan to reduce how anxiety interferes with daily functioning. Each session we will decide on achievable goals and weekly exercises.

In therapy, I seek to meet individuals where they are, and believe that clients are their own experts in their lives. I recognize the importance of being culturally competent and reflect on my impact as a therapist. I regularly seek out continuing education opportunities to support anti-racist, LGBTQ allied, and HAES aligned values in therapy. I aim to develop a goal-oriented, non-judgmental environment where clients can cope, grow, and make meaningful adjustments in their lives.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist
ISSA, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition
UTHSCSA, Research Associate
Self-employed Private Practice, Owner, Therapist

ISSA, Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, 2015
UTSA, Master of Art in Community Counseling, 2013
UTSA, Master of Art in Bicultural and Bilingual Studies, 2006
Roanoke College, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2004
Roanoke College, Bachelor of Art in Spanish, 2004


Illinois: 180.010829 - Wisconsin: 10194 - 125




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Obsessive compulsive disorder - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Panic disorder - Building coping skills to identify and manage triggers; explore underlying causes related to feelings of panic

Phobias - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

Trichotillomania (hair pulling) - Support around tolerating anxiety, stress, and boredom; reduction or elimination of compulsive hair-pulling behaviors; strategies for developing alternative coping mechanisms.

Skin picking (excoriation) - Support around tolerating anxiety, stress, and boredom; reduction or elimination of compulsive skin-picking behaviors; strategies for developing alternative coping mechanisms.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Limited in-person and virtual appointments available. For more information on appointment times, please contact via email.


Sarah Farris is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (53min)
  • Initial session:$190 (53min)

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
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Zelle
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
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"Sarah explained her process well and was open to my questions."
- Zencare client August 2019


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