Sarah Gokey, MA, LMFT

sarah.gokey@affinitypsych.com

Hi there! My name is Sarah (she/her) and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have had the privilege of practicing in a number of different settings with folks in all stages of life. I see individual adults, adolescents, kids (6+), and families. I’m open to in-person or telehealth sessions, whichever is the right fit for you. When my therapist hat is off I can often be found painting, reading (preferably by a body of water), or doing Nerd Stuff.

How I Work

I am a firm believer that one-size does not fit all, especially in therapy. I believe in honest, ongoing conversation about what feels meaningful for you, what growth looks like to you, and what specifically I can do to support you in achieving your goals. I believe in your infinite capacity for growth, strength, and self-advocacy. You can do hard things, and I am here to support you!

What Sets Me Apart As a Therapist?

I pride myself on being down-to-Earth and my sessions tend to be less formal and more conversational. I understand when humor can be healing, and when it’s time to hunker down and be serious. I believe in transparency and will tell you why I’m asking a particular question, or why I think something may be useful (no sorcery here!). And finally, I am neurodiversity-affirming and have a deep appreciation for all the brilliant ways different brains bring beautiful things to the table.

Issues I Treat:

  • Unresolved Family of Origin concerns
  • Shame
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting concerns
  • Burnout
  • Difficulties with Self-Advocacy
  • Childhood anxiety
  • Autistic identity exploration/thriving in a neurotypical world
  • Relationship difficulties
  • LGBTQIA+

Populations I Serve:

  • Women
  • Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Kids (6+)
  • Families
  • LGBTQIA+ folks
  • Autistic folks
  • Internalizers
  • Parents

Professional background:

Education

  • University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts (Cultural Anthropology and African Studies

Trainings

  • Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: Advanced Practice Gender-Affirming Interventions to Help Clients Live an Authentic Life
  • Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps the Score– Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk, M

Previous Employment

  • Fraser, Minneapolis
  • True Balance Counseling, Cold Spring

Licensure

  • MN, LMFT, #3872