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Meet Sarah Jacobs, LMSW

Education

Bachelor of Science in Leisure Studies with an Emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation, University of Iowa

Masters of Social Work, University of Iowa

Specialties

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harrassment, Substance Use/Abuse, Relationship issues, Life transitions, Family dynamics

Biography

As a mental health professional based in our Coralville office with many years of experience in a hospital, corporate wellness, and community crisis counseling setting, Sarah is passionate about helping others. Sarah received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa in 2019. Throughout her experiences, She's witnessed individuals make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives, drawing strength from their experiences and the struggles they've overcome. Sarah wants to help individuals be the best version of themselves and help them work through any past trauma that might be holding them back.

 

As an Army veteran with over 21 years of service, including two overseas deployments, Sara has a special interest in working with veterans. In addition, Sarah has worked with college students, individuals who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, life transitions, family issues, and disordered eating. Sarah uses a strength-based approach with cultural considerations and a systems perspective. She utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including person-centered, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), motivational interviewing, acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). 

Sarah truly believes everyone can benefit from therapy. You are the expert of your experience; Sarah's role as your therapist would be to assist you in achieving your goals while developing your strengths. Sarah knows first-hand that strong rapport is critical to the therapeutic process; She hopes to have the opportunity to meet you and discover if the two of you are a good fit!

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