Get to Know Sarah
Sarah Archer, LPC
Hi! I’m Sarah. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I specialize in helping teens, young adults, and adults to identify and replace old patterns that keep us feeling “stuck.” I work to create a casual, comfortable, and inviting environment that encourages a person to achieve this through honesty, trust, and direct engagement. Whether you are experiencing stress and anxiety, life transitions, depression, or grief/loss, I can help. I am also passionate about joining with parents who are experiencing postpartum depression, a loss of self, or who may be interested in developing stronger parenting skills.
How I Help
I strive to provide a place for clients that is welcoming and judgement free. My hope is to cultivate a space in which you will feel comfortable sharing anything that may be holding you back. Together we will make the challenges easier, find relief, collaborate to solve problems, and create a daily routine that works. We will identify old patterns that get in your way and have made you feel stuck. Let me walk with you as you grow in new and unique ways!
Areas of Focus
Postpartum Depression and Parenting
Am I doing this right? Are these feelings normal? Isolation, Guilt, Worry, Sleep Deprivation. I know firsthand that becoming a parent can be extremely overwhelming. It can feel impossible to make time for yourself, despite needing it more than ever. The feelings that show up during and after the birth of the baby are confusing and intense, but know that you don’t have to face them alone. I will help you feel like you again and delight in your care for both your baby and yourself. connect data from your collection.
Life Changes and Transitions
When big unexpected changes happen they can be dramatic, they can be scary, or they can even be confusing, causing us to question who we are, and what we are doing with our life. With such heavy feelings, it's hard to see our life as ever being different. We can become so fearful of these feelings that the thought of acting is scary. I want to help you navigate the fearful transitions that life presents. Seeing the opportunities that accompany the confusion and intensity of life’s unexpected obstacles can be very difficult, but working together I know we can find a creative way through the challenge of change.
Grief and Loss
We all face loss in our lives. Some losses can be very complicated, causing us to be unable to find a way forward. You may be asking “Why did this happen to me?”, “What will life be like?”, or “Why them and not me?” Grief is a natural response to loss. You may experience a variety of painful emotions. You may be angry, in shock, sad, or in disbelief. Along with this emotional pain, you may also be experiencing difficulties with sleeping, eating, concentrating, or your day to day life. From my own personal experience I found that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. Our loss never really leaves us but we are able to manage the emotional pain, cope, and move forward with life. Together we can work through the unbearable emotions and pain and find ways to overcome.
A bit about me
I am a local Austinite and the mother of a toddler, and 2 white fluffy dogs. Since becoming a mother, I have realized how important it is to balance my time, so I make sure to give at least 15 minutes to myself at the end of every day. If I am not working, I am at home planting in the yard, collecting plants for inside, entertaining my kiddo, revamping furniture, or taking a leisurely stroll in the neighborhood. I love naps, spending time with my friends and family, chips and queso, and a nice glass of rosé.
Throughout my life I have faced many experiences that have led me to where I am today. Even though I am a therapist, I too still have to work hard at being the best version of me. I love my “job” , and have found that I learn more and more about myself with every encounter I share with clients! I hope that my clients feel the same way too and look forward to meeting you!
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
M.A. in Counseling
St. Edward's University
B.S. in Human Development
University of North Texas
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