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Sara Stevens, LMFT
I deeply respect the spirit within all of us, and I treasure the connection we share as a key component of the healing process.

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Sara Stevens, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Gottman method couples therapy, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

In the 20+ years I've been a therapist, I've come to understand and appreciate the uniqueness of every individual and family. I don't profess to have all the answers, but I'm very good at finding answers. I enjoy getting to know people and finding out what has worked, what hasn't worked, and then focus on finding answers together.

I've treated individuals and families from many walks of life and with many different experiences and problems. My theoretical perspective is based on family-systems and I've worked with many individuals and families suffering from multi-generational trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, etc.

I have experience working with multicultural populations in a variety of clinical settings. I'm Navajo/Dine, I was born/raised on the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, and my clinical experiences have been both on and off of the reservation. I deeply respect the spirit within all of us, and I treasure the connection we share as a key component of the healing process.

Education

BS - Family Science, Brigham Young University

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, Pacific Lutheran University

License Number and State

CA 43041

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I grew up in a place (Navajo reservation in New Mexico) where I saw the effects of generational trauma (substance abuse, all kinds of abuse, etc) and was motivated to learn ways to bring healing, not just to my community/nation, but to anyone I might have the opportunity to work with.

What are your interests outside of work?

Outdoors (hiking, camping, gardening w/ my family), cooking, reading, and jigsaw puzzles

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I take a daily walk, I meditate and pray, and I reach out to/connect with at least one person from my personal life. I also end my day with a review and journal entry of what I've experienced, felt, and learned that day.

What book have you read more than once?

Man's Search for Meaning

Codependent No More

Atlas of the Heart

Do you have any pets?

Walking, laughing, making and eating good food, connecting with family and friends, and regular spiritual practices (meditation and prayer).