Sarah  Oettinger
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Sarah Oettinger


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Nevada Accepting Online
Las Vegas Waitlist In-person
Updated August 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual harassment & assault
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)

Professional statement

Sarah Oettinger is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Certified Complex Trauma Professional Level 2 (CCTP-II). She is the founder of Desert Bloom Counseling. Sarah has extensive experience addressing various mental health issues, such as anxiety disorders, depression, trauma-related disorders, and mood disorders. Her therapeutic style is rooted in mindfulness and integrates trauma-informed practices into her sessions, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for her clients. Furthermore, Sarah's area of specialization is in treating trauma and trauma-related disorders, including trauma related to sexual violence. She utilizes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and adapting treatment modalities to meet each client's current needs. Although Sarah sees clients with various issues, she focuses on counseling survivors of sexual abuse/assault.


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Meritain Health
  • OhioHealthy
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (50min)

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:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly


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

Las Vegas practice
801 S Rancho Dr, Suite C3, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11am - 3pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 11am - 3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Signs of HOPE, Clinical Therapist, 2019 - Present
Red Rock Psychological Health, Clinical Therapist, 2017 - 2019

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, MSW, 2017
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, BA in Psychology, minor in Criminal Justice, 2015


Nevada: 8576-C