Sarah is no longer taking clients at Montgomery County Counseling Center
About Therapist Sarah Jameson:
Hello, I’m Sarah Jameson and I’m very happy to be back on the East Coast where my husband, daughter, dogs and cats will make Maryland our forever home.
Being a therapist and helping others is my passion. I’m so grateful to have found a career that I’ve been practicing for the last 20 years that doesn’t even feel like work. I love helping each unique client meet their short-term and long-term goals of personal growth and healing. I can utilize therapy techniques, infusing both the western practice of evidence-based therapy and eastern knowledge of mindfulness and using arts. And I am always learning new up-to-date approaches to better myself as a therapist and benefit my you as my client. I absolutely love taking on the challenging cases. It keeps me on my toes. It makes me a better therapist and a better person. I share with my clients that I learn from them as well.
I enjoy working with clients at any stage of their journey towards readiness for change. And, the best fit clients for my style are those who are ready for active change, like to do homework, and are ready to dig in! I am also ok with waiting and not pushing if they are not ready. I’ll be patient. I will throw a catchable pass (my new favorite saying).
I welcome feedback from clients telling me what I can do better to meet their therapy needs. Not only does this help me help you, but it builds confidence that difficult conversation can improve relationships rather than weaken them.
We will work together as a team to show you that life challenges can make you stronger than you ever knew possible. Building rapport is very important and I take the time to do so; I want my clients to feel safe and comfortable in our sessions whether they are virtually or in-person. Every human has self worth and my clients will know this will feel this pretty quickly with me.
Education and Experience as a Therapist
I am originally from New Hampshire where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at the University of New Hampshire. I then took a short journey south, to Virginia Commonwealth University for my Masters in Social Work. After grad school I worked in Richmond Virginia as an in-home therapist at Clinical Alternatives. In 2006 I received my clinical license (LCSW in Virginia). My final job in Virginia was a clinical therapist at Virginia Home for Boys and Girls.
I decided to branch out of lovely Virginia and worked in many different states with families in the Army and Veterans Affairs for the last 10 years. I have extensive experience working in the domains of sexual trauma, family and marital therapy, combat trauma, anxiety and depression, and more.
While I am not an art therapist, I’ve studied expressive arts techniques, and use my own creativity to help enhance therapy sessions when requested by clients or I feel it would benefit their healing process. I have training in TF-CBT, CPT, and DBT.
- TF-CBT for kids 3-18 with trauma
- CPT for adults with trauma
- Depression and Anxiety
- Family Therapy
- Couples Counseling
- CBT for Insomnia
- CBT for Chronic Pain
- Expressive Arts
- Grief and loss
I really love spending time with family and friends. I also love gardening and sharing my harvest with others. I enjoy painting landscapes and flowers. I taught myself to sew children’s clothes and quilts. Being creative fills me with so much joy and I enjoy helping others find their joy in life and searching for new hobbies and activities in this world to enjoy. I have played piano my whole life but recently decided to learn the violin. Our German Shepard puppy is pictured here: Sparkles Unicorn Rainbow, lovingly named by my daughter.