Sarah Borger, MA, LPCC
People don’t come to therapy with their problems, but with their solutions-solutions we’ve created to survive, push through, protect, avoid, or heal that aren’t working for us any longer. You are the expert of your experience; my hope is to walk alongside you and provide insight, empathy, and strategies to support you on your journey. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a BA in Theatre Arts and an MA in Counseling, providing individual therapy for adults and older adolescents. I specialize in working through trauma (primarily connected to sexual abuse/assault and/or relationship violence), anxiety, depression, LGBTQ+ identity development, self-worth, and life transitions. Having experience in both client and therapist roles, I recognize the vulnerability and courage it takes to open up and do this work-the fact that you’re reading through bios and thinking about taking a step toward therapy is pretty tremendous.
How I Work
Many people enter sessions feeling disconnected from themselves, stuck in a version of their story that depletes or erases their worth, seeking to reignite a truer version of self. Our time together is a place to find and strengthen the inherently good identities you hold: I’ll never tell you to “look on the bright side,” but we will take time to reflect on your progress and celebrate the wins along the way.
We’ll work together to deepen your connections with yourself and others, change up any unhelpful patterns, and integrate the stories about yourself that you hold. Some of this work might involve using Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), mindfulness, narrative, cognitive-behavioral, or solution-focused strategies – we’ll create the roadmap together. My approach is trauma-informed, social-justice-centered, and defined by compassion, collaboration, and a sense of humor. Previous clients have said our sessions are a place where they can be real and messy without feeling like a problem to be solved.
What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?
As both a bookworm and a creative type, I keep up with reading and research on therapeutic strategies while ensuring your therapy is tailor-made for you. I’m aware of how certain systems oppress, ignore, and abuse people based on identity and how this connects to mental health; my goal is that in our sessions you are fully seen and heard. I’ve provided therapy in clinical, educational, and community-based settings and managed support groups for adolescents and adults from all walks of life. When not in the office, I can be found playing piano, being a stay-at-home Broadway musical star, or enjoying time with my two zany rescue dogs.