Sarah Pisa Gano
She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Sarah Pisa Gano is a professional counselor outside of the Philadelphia area. She works with adults of all ages, with a special focus on parents. Many of Sarah’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, life transitions, maternal mental health, and postpartum challenges. Sarah is particularly passionate about serving new parents and those with young children.
Sarah has been trained in trauma-focused, strengths-based, client-centered therapies. These methods aim to identify the relationship between one's past experiences and current anxiety patterns, while building on clients' inner strengths rather than focusing on deficits. She believes the client is best able to decide what to explore, how, and at which pace. This approach supports clients in making decisions that are more aligned with their values.
Sarah's style is warm, thoughtful, and non-judgmental. When clients first start therapy, she will work to understand each client's goals for therapy and how they envision the process. In session, Sarah incorporates breathing exercises and grounding tools as appropriate and discusses how they can be practiced in stressful situations outside of therapy.
Sarah received her MSEd from University of Pennsylvania in School and Mental Health Counseling in 2011. Since graduation, she has practiced in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community clinics, and small businesses while accruing supervision hours and earned her LPC in 2014 in the state of Pennsylvania. She went on to join a private group counseling practice where she worked with people of all ages providing therapy in an outpatient setting until 2016 when she decided to take a leave to be home with her three children.
Outside of private practice, Sarah enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family. Sarah currently offers remote counseling sessions with a goal to offer an in-person option in the near future.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.
Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
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Years of Experience: 13 years
Meridian Counseling Services, LLC, Mental Health Counselor, 2015 - Present
Vital Decisions, LLC, Healthcare Counselor, 2013 - 2015
Thomas Jefferson University Family Center, Primary Counselor , 2012 - 2013
The Rockford Center (UHS), Assessment & Referral Counselor, 2011 - 2012
Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), Confidentiality, PCPC, TB/STD, HIV, 2013
Behavioral Health and Training & Educational Network (BHTEN), Evidence-Based Women’s Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (W-TREM) Group Intervention, 2012
University of Pennsylvania, MSEd, School & Mental Health Counseling, 2011
University of Delaware, BA, Psychology & Philosophy, 2008
New Jersey: 37PC00526500