Sarah earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Rutgers University in NJ and Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Princeton Theological Seminary. Sarah worked at Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center in Hayward and currently works for Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Sarah collaborates with families, and loves to understand the routines and norms in a home, to provide insight into what can shift to help a certain individual who is struggling, and to help the whole family improve in some way. Sarah is skilled at helping kids identify what they can do to help themselves, getting them on board with trying new things, and helping the whole family to make adjustments to provide more presence, kindness and understanding of one another. Sarah works with teens to help them express the hidden or overt struggles they are going through, to brainstorm possible solutions that could be realistic in their week-to-week lives, and to empower teens to advocate for themselves by having courageous conversations with their families/friends. Sarah provides encouragement, accountability and insight as families move forward with more strength, flexibility and understanding for each other. She uses creative outlets, games, activities to highlight and practice areas of struggle; she utilizes nature and physical movement as central pieces to well-being, particularly in the demanding and competitive area that we live in.