Sarah Hollingworth started at Jewish Family & Child Service in 2011 as a Skills Trainer with Partners for Independence. Sarah has worn many hats within the agency while she earned her Masters degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark including Program Coordinator of Supported Employment and Behavioral Skills Specialist with Partners for Independence. From 2013 to 2014 Sarah completed a clinical internship in the JFCS counseling department. Following her graduation in June 2014, Sarah became the PEARLS Program Manager. In addition to her role as PEARLS Program Manager and PEARLS counselor, Sarah also helps supervise the JFCS mental health interns and provides individual, family, and group counseling.
Sarah always knew her career path was in the mental health field; she graduated high school at 17 and immediately enrolled in her Bachelor’s program to earn her degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University. After graduating in 2009, Sarah completed a year of AmeriCorps service as a Volunteer Coordinator in Medford, Oregon; there she helped develop and facilitate a multicultural, bilingual afterschool program for migrant students in Southern Oregon. During this time, Sarah also worked as an in-home caregiver for elders and adults with cognitive and physical limitations. These experiences provided a clear vision for Sarah’s career path and she has been working tirelessly to advocate for these vastly underserved populations since 2009.
Sarah approaches counseling as an opportunity for clients to examine their ways of being in the world, including personal strengths, support structures, family systems, personal goals for wellness, etc.; furthermore, Sarah recognizes that counseling is a journey and is committed to working alongside clients to navigate collaboratively. In order to achieve this, Sarah integrates principles and techniques from many different treatment modalities, some of which include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Practices, Expressive Arts Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT), and Narrative Therapy techniques.
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