Sarah Sterling

Professional Counselor Intern

As a mindfulness-based counselor, I help individuals, adolescents and couples transform their struggles into opportunities for growth, learning and adventure. I help you turn your problems into pathways. This journey is an opportunity to unearth the home that is your deep and abiding sense of self .


  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Adolescent/Teen Therapy

My Approach

I use mindful and experiential approaches in therapy. This means that I value your experience in the present moment as a tremendous resource for learning, flexibility and change. By noticing what is happening in the here-and-now, you can choose and create the kinds of behaviors and relationships that fulfill your deepest needs and desires. Specifically, I work with the Hakomi method. I also use an archetypal approach that is grounded in nature wisdom. This means that I value the deep connection between your humanity, the collective humanity and the Earth. By noticing patterns and archetypal myths running through your life, you can take greater and more authentic authorship over your life and discover feelings of deep connectedness to the larger world. Above all else, I value the therapeutic relationship as the basis for our work together. Together, we can form a relationship that is the foundation for you to heal, grow and evolve in the way that feels most right and true for you.

My Background

I am a professional counselor intern in the State of Oregon. I hold a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Saybrook University. I also hold a B.S. in Environmental Sociology from Portland State University. Additionally, I have been trained in the Hakomi Method, which is a mindful, somatic and experience-based approach to therapy. I am also a student of an ecopsychological approach to psychotherapy called SoulCraft TM. I am certified in Permaculture Design, which informs my nature-based approach to therapy. I am supervised under Anne-Marie Benjamin, LPC License # C2000.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Out of Network


  • 9712663214
  • Website
  • 4531 SE Belmont St , Suite 312
    Portland, OR 97215

At a Glance

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