Sarah Younggren, LCSW has spent over 10 years helping families and individuals through therapy and consultation. As a licensed clinical social worker, Sarah has seen many families in crisis. Her goal is to help families build their own resiliency through solution-focused therapy, psychoeducation, and therapeutic partnership.
When working with families, Sarah interweaves concepts from family systems therapy, which looks at the family as a interconnected unit, cognitive behavioral and solution-focused concepts, and an overall neuroscience orientation. She strongly believes that we have the power to retrain our brains to focus on hope and reduce stress and the physical and emotional symptoms that come along with chronic or acute stress and trauma. Through proven brain-based and mindfulness concepts, she helps clients through major life events and long-term stress.
When faced with her own child’s medical crisis, Sarah felt the hopelessness she has seen in many of her clients. The experience had a profound impact on her as a mother and on her family. She and her family have since healed and are embracing their “new normal,” in all its forms. Now, she wants to help other families, so they do not have to face pediatric medical or mental health challenges alone.
She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver, and she is trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Neuroscience, and the Nurturing Parenting Curriculum. She has led socialization groups for children with emotional and behavioral challenges, as well as support groups for individuals, families and children to help the family system grow and thrive under any circumstances.
Beyond counseling and consulting, Sarah has served on nonprofit boards and committees focused on mental health services and early childhood interventions. She is now committed to helping others seeking their licensure through mentorship and clinical supervision.