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    SARAH ALEXANDER, LCSW

    CONTACT INFO

    503-709-5137 ext. 21

    [email protected]

    SARAH’S CASELOAD IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

    MY EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND TRAINING

     

    I am owner and founder of Brave Acorn. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in 1995 with a double major in Psychology and Women’s Studies. I began practicing full-time as a therapist in 2001. I received my Master of Social Work degree from Portland State University in 2005 and have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon since 2008. I have worked in a community mental health setting for substance abuse, a day-treatment setting for eating disorders, a university counseling center, and an outpatient trauma treatment center. I have taught graduate counseling students in the Eating Disorder Certificate track at Lewis and Clark College and was president of the board for the Columbia River Eating Disorder Network 2017-2019. I teach clients and helping professionals the Language of Emotions (based on the work of Karla McLaren).
    MY SPECIALTY AREAS INCLUDE

     

    • Anxiety & Depression
    • Eating Disorders & Disordered Eating
    • Learning the Language of Emotions
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Trauma (however, I do not work with people who have Dissociative Identity Disorder)

    MODALITY

    I work only with adults (i.e. people who are no longer living with, nor financially dependent upon, their parents) in individual counseling.
    TOOLS IN MY THERAPEUTIC TOOLBOX

     

    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    • EMDR
    • Feminist Therapy
    • Health at Every Size
    • Intuitive Eating
    • Internal Family Systems
    • Language of Emotions
    • Motivational Interviewing
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
    • Stages of Change

    I AM IN-NETWORK WITH THE FOLLOWING INSURANCE PANELS

    • Aetna
    • Kaiser
    • PacificSource