In 2010, Sarah earned her Bachelor’s degree with a Psychology minor from the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma University. She furthered her education by receiving a Master of Science in Child Development, Psychology, and Counseling Psychology, and another Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Group Therapy Counseling. She earned her Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University in 2015. She spent the last several years working in non-profit agencies with special needs children, and teaching at Texas Woman’s University.
Sarah’s training and education has enabled her to work with individuals of all ages, cultures, and populations, with an emphasis on meeting each client’s concerns. While working in her graduate and post-graduate internships, Sarah was privileged to work for three years with over forty victims of sexual and physical abuse whose ages ranged from three to sixty years old. By working with this population, she gained the experience needed to collaborate in multiple projects which were supported by the TWU Human Development Department.
Sarah’s focus and specialties include the following fields: Stress Disorder, Grief, Separation Anxiety, Attachment Parenting, Bi-cultural Identity, abuse, depression, and addiction. Additionally, she has experience in working with those suffering from co-occurring disorders in adults, partners of sex addicts, codependence, and mood disorders. Sarah’s own bi-cultural identity as an Iranian-American gives her the unique perspective to influence and connect with individuals from various cultures.
“My personal mission, as well as my passion, is to cultivate change by creating safe environments to the hurting, while nurturing an inner source within those individuals to combat their personal and emotional challenges. As a wife and a mother, I have found that I can help others through my personal experiences and training. Spending time with my husband Jay and my son Benjamin has helped me to understand and subsequently motivate others to move towards goals of real change in their personal journey to a healthier and happier life.”