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Sara E FrostMA, LPC-ALPS, ADC

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Availability

In Central Time

Nov 28-Dec 4
  • Specializing in: Adolescent mental health, Life transitions, Parenting issues
  • Fee: $125 per video session
  • 13 years of experience

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

I strongly believe that the relationship itself is the most important part of the clinical connection that client and therapist have. A trusting, honest and genuine relationship in and of itself is healing. Without trust and compassion, it's hard to engage in learning and practicing therapeutic skills. Therefore I strive to build a healthy relationship with all my clients as a core foundation to treatment.

Are there any recurring themes or issues you’ve noticed as you treat people in your area of specialization, and how has this insight guided your approach?

Humans have a natural desire to connect and feel belongings.... So much of the healing and the pain I see in clients comes from issues related to relationships and lack of relationships. Due to this, I strive to provide an honest and compassionate clinical relationship for my clients. One that is non-judgmental and safe. I provide an eclectic approach to therapy but most of my training is in working with belief systems. I feel that what we believe and how we perceive the world and our place in it as much to do with our own joy and sadness. I try to work with my clients to adjust their thinking and find the origins of the beliefs that hinder their ability to have a joyful life.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

I believe that much of my personality comes out in my approach to working with clients. I am a genuinely down to earth person who appreciates the fact we all go through ups and downs in life. I am also someone who isn't afraid to laugh at myself or see myself as a work in progress. When working with clients, I try to use compassion, humor (when appropriate) and skill all while being myself.

Work History

Throughout my career as a therapist, I have had the opportunity to work in a number of unique settings. I spend six years working as the assistant clinical director for a therapeutic boarding school treating teenagers and their families. I additionally worked with teens in a wilderness therapy program. Most recently, I have been working in the private practice setting with adults, teens and families.

Fees

$125

First Session

$125

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Specialties

General Expertise

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Humanistic Therapy

Relational Therapy

Training / Certifications

Alcohol and Drug Counselor, IC&RC

Nationally Certified Counselor, NBCC

EMDR, EMDR Institute (In training)

Licensure

VA, LPC, 0701009986

Education

Bachelors in Communications, Davis and Elkins College

Masters in Mental Health Counseling, Southwestern College

Location

2603 Lafayette Ave, Richmond, 25832, VA