Sara Skoda (she/her)

MHC - LP
Accepting Clients

Hi! my name is Sara and I am here to support you on your therapeutic journey!Check out the practice I work with: www.therapywithlillyana.com

Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
Supervised by Lillayna Morales, LMHC

About My Clients

I work with individual clients experiencing issues with life transitions, depression, anxiety, burnout and trauma. I work with clients who are teachers, and other related roles in the field of education. My work as a school counselor has given me insight into that world, and know how much support in these areas are needed to sustain the work. I also work with couples on strengthening their relationship. Due to my work as a high school counselor, couples with teenagers can be an area I support.

My Background and Approach

I am a certified clinical trauma professional, who provides therapy to those desiring a change through active work in gaining understanding, beginning to reflect and ultimately finding ways in coping. Through regular sessions, I provide support while navigating the parts of life that feel painful, confusing, and frustrating. Together, we can work to resolve challenges, build on strengths, and provide you with insight and coping skills to help resolve trauma that continues to show up in your everyday life. I work from the holistic viewpoint and draw from approaches such as CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness work, and EMDR. I began as a school counselor and I have learned so much in that role that I have a passion for helping adults now manage anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem and self-worth, relationships, and workplace issues. Sessions are a safe space for clients to explore and have a dedicated space each session to work on their goals towards feeling better.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I deeply believe that providing adequate access to mental health can provide necessary support and transformative change for individuals, as well as entire communities. I believe my nearly 20 years in mental health has given me insight and awareness that can assist adults in managing their emotions and facing difficult experiences. Clients are working with me looking to improve their mental health, focus on development of their coping skills, and self-reflection towards gaining insights to help alleviate negative emotions and begin to lead a happier and a more fulfilled life. Along with my work experiences, my own personal struggles with anxiety, and depression, have led me to have a better understanding of the healing process.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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