Meet sara morrow, lmft
I believe that therapy is a deeply courageous endeavor. Everyone can benefit from having a safe space to process the ups and downs of life. My goal is to help my clients feel secure enough to explore the past, the present and the future. I infuse my work with compassion, authenticity, and curiosity about who you are!
I received my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies from Northwestern University. Afterwards, I completed my graduate training at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. There, I learned about the power of relationships. We do not exist in a bubble—therefore, I believe it is crucial to understand the wider system to which someone belongs. That could be an intimate relationship, family of origin, friendships, and even the larger sociopolitical context. It all matters.
After graduate school, I did a one-year fellowship in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and gained extensive training in working with issues such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Depression. I am also trained in Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD. My aim is to help my clients examine their thinking patterns and be open to a new way of seeing things. I use a lot of mindfulness approaches when working with these issues.
As a couples therapist, I am committed to strengthening the attachment bond between partners. I am currently pursuing certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. I completed prerequisite advanced training in the model to get to this step. So far, my sense is that this approach gives couples a new way to look at their process and try something else in the safe context of therapy.
Additionally, I specialize in the period that surrounds becoming a parent. This is a major transition for any individual and/or couple. Extra support seems only natural during this time. I have experience with peri/postnatal mood and anxiety disorders, peri/postnatal OCD, infertility, and pregnancy loss. I recently completed Postpartum Support International’s Components of Care Certificate training to gain further expertise. I strive to bring a warm and non-judgmental atmosphere to help new moms.
Other areas of clinical interest include: navigating the dating scene, self-esteem issues, therapy with parents and adult children, women’s mental health, young adulthood, and emotion regulation skills.
I sincerely look forward to supporting your journey in therapy. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, and however you self-identify, you are welcome to this space!