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SARAH HOLLAND, LICSW

I am not currently accepting new clients. Email me at sarahhollandtherapy@gmail.com to be added to my waitlist.

Offering individual therapy for adults age 18+

I specialize in working with young adults who are grappling with trauma, life transitions, and/or identity exploration. I enjoy working with people to gain insight about why they are the way they are; rediscover a sense of safety in their environment, relationships, and self; and find new ways to live more meaningfully and authentically. Many of my clients also struggle with self-doubt, decision making, anxiety, relationships, and regulating their emotions.

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Approach

Therapy is a place where all of the parts of you - even (especially?) the messy ones - can show up. Together we'll build curiosity and compassion towards these parts to understand what you need to live a fuller, more authentic life. I'll teach you new ways to interact with your thoughts and feelings and help you find new coping skills if your current patterns aren't cutting it anymore.

My clients would describe me as easy to talk to, inquisitive, validating, thought-provoking, and genuine. I'm a visual learner myself, so I use lots of metaphors, imagery, and visualizations in therapy too. If my approach sounds like it might be a good fit for you, reach out and let's chat! 

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Clinical experience

I've always had an interest in how people create meaning, purpose, and belonging in life. My master's is in social work, which trained me to look at the external forces, in addition to the internal psychology, that impacts a person's mental and emotional wellbeing. In 2020, I completed a Trauma-Informed Clinical Practice certificate, and received training in Brainspotting as well. 

Other clients/concerns I enjoy working with are:

- survivors of sexual violence

- survivors of religious trauma 

- codependency and people-pleasing

- relationship issues (whether romantic, friendship, family, or otherwise)

- people unsure what they want out of life

- "overthinkers" and "perfectionists"; those with loud "inner critics"

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More about me....

I'm an outgoing introvert who loves people and their stories. When I'm not doing therapy, I like to read novels, be in the sun, take way too many pictures of my cat Maggie, and explore DC restaurants and Virginia wineries. I'm also into the enneagram, Great British Bake-Off, and pursuing anti-racism and anti-capitalism.

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art by Morgan Harper Nichols

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