Sarah Merten, LAPC, has worked with children in a variety of capacities and age ranges for the past 10 years. With an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Science Education, she has taught middle and high school in Illinois and Georgia. She attended graduate school at Liberty University obtaining an MA in Professional Counseling. Sarah completed her practicum at Georgia Family Crisis Solutions and her internship at Families Forward. Since receiving her Master’s Degree, she has worked at Families Forward as a mental health therapist with children, adolescents, parents and caregivers, as well as a parenting coach assisting parents with difficult issues at home. She is also a military spouse who understands the unique lifestyle and difficulties families experience during transitions, deployments, and new jobs.
Sarah takes an eclectic client-centered approach to therapy using the best treatment modality based on the client’s needs and goals. She believes that treatment should be transferable to other areas of the client’s life in different settings outside of the therapy office. Using teamwork between parents, teachers, and children, success is able to be measured. Sarah’s areas of focus include anxiety, depression, school difficulties, defiance, and parenting strategies.
Sessions with Sarah are conducted through teleconferencing (skype or facetime), making it easier for the client to attend session. Evening and weekend appointments are available for both therapy and parenting coaching. Contact the office or email Sarah at Sarah@familiesforwardparenting.com to learn more information and schedule an appointment.